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Preventing Violence and Injuries in Rhode Island: 2011-2016 Rhode Island Strategic Plan

Rhode Island Department of Health Country Resources Suicide Prevention General Health Strategies and Plans Rhode Island 31 July 2013 Policy document public health, substance use, suicide

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Injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 1–44 in Rhode Island and in the United States. Each year, more than 600 injury-related deaths occur in Rhode Island and over 180,000 injury-related deaths occur nationwide. Unintentional motor vehicle crashes, unintentional falls, suicides, and unintentional drug overdoses are some of the tragedies that affect everyone, regardless of gender, race, or economic status. In addition to the toll these tragedies take on both the lives and health of people and their families, there is also a significant economic and societal burden. Nationally, over $400 billion is spent on medical expenses and lost productivity due to injuries every year. While many people accept injury-related accidents as “part of life,” most injuries are predictable and preventable.

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