State Health Improvement Plan Priorities - Injury and Violence
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for Ohioans aged 1–44 years, and with suicides and homicides
included, injuries are the third-leading cause of overall death for Ohioans. Typically thought of as accidents, most intentional and unintentional
injuries are both predictable and preventable. Strategies to reduce all injuries in Ohio align with the OIPP plan and will focus on increasing
awareness of injury and violence as public health issues, strengthening policies to help reduce violence and injury-related deaths, implementing
proven strategies to reduce injuries across the lifespan and improving the collection and accessibility of injury- and violence-related data.
Violence and injury prevention is critical to ensure all Ohioans have the opportunity to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Injury and Violence