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The Injury Prevention Division endeavors to reduce death and disability from intentional and unintentional injury through coordination and implementation of health promotion and education programs and special events.

Injury is the leading cause of death in Alabama for citizens ages 1-34 years of age. Injuries occur in highly predictable patterns with recognizable risk factors among identifiable populations. Injuries are a preventable health problem. They are not accidents. There are two types of injuries: unintentional and intentional.

Unintentional

Intentional

Alabama Deaths Due to Injuries

Newest statistics regarding all deaths due to injuries in Alabama from 2006-2011.

Alabama Deaths Due to Injuries 2006-2011

Emergency Phone Numbers

In cases of a fire or when in need of an ambulance or the police, call 911 or your local emergency number.

Alabama Coalition Against Rape Hotline

1-800-725-RAPE

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE

Alabama Poison Center

1-800-462-0800

Suicide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE

Alabama State Fire Marshal

334-241-4166

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Adult Protective Services (Adult Abuse Hotline)

1-800-458-7214

Alabama Department of Human Resources
Child Protective Services (Child Abuse Hotline)

Call your county DHR office

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence

1-800-650-6522

Proclamation on Injury Prevention

On March 28, 2005, the governor of Alabama put forth a proclamation titled "Injury in Alabama: A Focus on Prevention." Learn more about the proclamation and the state health officer's comments.


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