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Carbon Monoxide(CO) Poisoning from generators and BBQs used indoors.
In November 2007, three young children from the same family died in Washington's Grant County as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. See below for fact sheets on carbon monoxide poisoning and generators.

CO Poisoning Prevention-English
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CO Poisoning Prevention-Spanish pdf icon (pdf-134KB)
CO Poisoning Prevention Tips pdf icon (pdf-36KB)
Carbon Monoxide Facts pdf icon (pdf-155KB)
Portable Generator Hazards pdf icon (PDF-159KB)
Generators-New Warning Labels pdf icon (pdf-167KB)

Child Passenger Safety Planning Guide web link iconUse it throughout the year!

Child Passenger Safety and Second-Hand Smoke pdf icon (pdf-42KB)

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Drowing Risks web link icon do not end with Summer. Data indicates 311 non-pool drownings from 2002 through 2004 of children younger than five years of age. Bathtubs were involved in most (71 percent) of the non-pool drowning deaths. Many of these incidents involved caregivers leaving the room. Drowning can occur within seconds in only inches of water. Visit the link for posters on this and other safety issues from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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The Falls Free™ Coalition January 2008 E-Newsletterpdf icon (pdf-142kb)
This coalition is a group of national organizations and state coalitions working to reduce the growing number of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults.

Fall Safety Programs. pdf icon (pdf-2.5MB)
10 creative and replicable programs and practices in home assessment and modification that can reduce home hazards. Released by the Falls Free Coalition Home Safety Workgroup.

Fires: Candle Fires at Home. pdf icon (pdf-281KB)
NFPA estimates that candles were the heat source in an estimated 15,600 reported home structure fires in 2005. About 38% of home candle fires started in the bedroom and more than half (55%) of the fires occurred because the candle was too close to something that could burn.

Fires: Strategies to reduce cooking fires in the United States.web link icon
Unattended cooking is the single leading factor contributing to cooking fires. See the link above for a report from the U.S. Fire Adminstration called Behavioral Mitigation of Cooking Fires Through Strategies based on sound, research-based recommendations.

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Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center(HIPRC) newsletter.
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(pdf-603KB) In this issue: Dr. Beth Ebel named director of HIPRC and Harborview surgeons lead national effort to reduce alcohol injuries.

Holiday Decorating
. pdf icon (pdf-1.1MB) If you plan to purchase new decorations, holiday lights and Christmas trees during the holiday season, take a moment and check out the following poster in order to have a fire safe holiday season.

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IHS Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP) Nov 2007 Newsletter.
pdf icon (pdf-908KB) The goal of this HP/DP Initiative is to create healthier American Indian and Alaska Native communities by developing, coordinating, implementing, and disseminating effective health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs through collaboration with key stakeholders and by building on individual, family and community strengths and assets.

Injury Mortality Study. New CDC Study Finds 5.5 Percent Increase in Injury Mortality from 1999 to 2004.pdf icon (pdf-23KB) Increases in deaths among 20-to-29 and 45-to-54 year olds contribute to first overall increase in years. Unintentional poisonings accounted for more than half of the total increase in injury deaths.

IHS Primary Care Provider-Oct2007 pdf icon (pdf-2.1MB) This issue has two injury
prevention articles..."Improving Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Response on the Tohono O'odham Nation" and "Injury Surviellance When There is No ER:Using RPMS to Identify Potential Injury Cases".

Injury Prevention Overview: Indian Health Service Primary Care Provider - Special issue on Injury Prevention.
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(pdf-643KB) Many challenges remain in our efforts to reduce the burden of injuries in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. This issue includes both intentional injuries (intimate partner violence, suicide) and unintentional injuries (motor vehicle crashes, burns).

Injuries by State: Incidence and costs of fatal injuries
web link imageThese fact sheets provide incidence and cost data for fatal injuries including medical, work loss, and quality of life costs for each state.

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Methamphetamines. powerpoint icon image (PPT-604KB) The linked Powerpoint presentation shows the effects of this drug. It is a powerfully addictive stimulant that affects many areas of the central nervous system. The drug can easily be made in clandestine (secret) laboratories from relatively inexpensive over-the-counter ingredients and can be purchased at a relatively low cost.

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NHTSA Crash Data. web link iconNHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) has made available on its website the crash data files for 2006.

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Recalls - Your online resource for federal recalls

Research Needs for Public Health. Advancing the Nation’s Health: A Guide to Public Health Research Needs, 2006–2015 (also referred to as the Research Guide) pdf icon
(pdf-1.5MB) This will serve as a critical resource for research areas that should be addressed during the next decade by CDC and its partners in response to current and future public health needs and events. By health protection research, we mean research that supports health promotion, prevention of injury, disability, and diseases, and preparedness activities. Injury and Violence Prevention starts on page 65.

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School Crisis Guide pdf icon (pdf-2.4 MB)
school crisis guide imageAn emergency preparedness and crisis response guide to help schools prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies and crises. The goal is making safety and a secure orderly environment for learning a part of the daily school routine. This publication is a shorter version of the more comprehensive online guide available at

Seat Belts. States that lack strong seat belts laws have a higher percentage of motor fatalities pdf icon (pdf-2.0MB)
Of the 10 states with the highest percentage of fatalities in rural areas in 2005, none had primary seat belt laws. In contrast, 13 of the 20 states with the lowest percentage of fatalities in rural areas had enacted primary seat belt laws. States and communities that enact primary seat belt laws have increased their seat belt usage rates dramatically, by an average of 14 percent, which in turn reduces the number of injuries and deaths.

Suicide Rate Trends Among Youth Ages 10-24 Years, United States, 1990-2004.
pdf icon (pdf-305KB) The study is published in the September 7, 2007 edition of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention web link iconVisit this page to conduct programs and activities for youth that promote awareness and prevention tips, as well as offer suggestions on healthy teen relationships. The American Bar Association, ABA, developed an online toolkit that includes: teen dating facts; warning signs of teen dating violence; prevention recommendations; and more.

Toy Recall Information web link icon
Safe Kids USA wants to make this 2007 holiday toy-shopping season as worry-free as possible while making sure shoppers are educated. This Toy Safety page offers parents and caregivers the information they need to keep their children safe and happy -- exactly what the holidays are all about.

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Washington State, The Health of: October 2007 Report. web link icon
A statewide assessment of health status, health risks, and health care services in WA state. There is a chapter devoted to Injury and Violence.

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