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Violence and injury prevention

Violence and injury prevention

Injuries are common. We hear about injuries on the news and in our communities and some of us will suffer a serious injury at least once in our lives. Often, people say "accident" when they talk about injuries, but in fact, we can predict and therefore prevent most serious injuries.
Violence prevention

Violence prevention

  • Domestic violence
  • Gun violence and LOK-IT-UP campaign
  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide prevention
Water safety

Water safety

  • Affordable lifejackets
  • Boater safety
  • Pool and spa safety
  • River safety
  • Swim safety
Traffic safety

Traffic safety

  • Bike helmets and bicycle safety
  • Car seats and booster seats
  • Target Zero traffic safety issues
  • Traffic safety coalition
Window safety for kids

Window safety

  • Falls from windows are an important cause of injury in childhood.
  • Every year almost 5,000 children are injured after window falls.
  • Most children who fall are between 2 and 5 years old.
  • Most falls happen in the spring and summer months, when windows are open.

About us

Public Health – Seattle & King County's Violence and Injury Prevention Unit plans, implements, and evaluates selected approaches to reduce injury-related death and serious injuries to ultimately improve the health of communities in Seattle and King County.

401 5th Ave, Suite 1110 Seattle, WA 98104
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