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Injury Prevention

Injuries are a significant health concern in Colorado, affecting everyone regardless of age, gender, race or economic status. Injuries may be classified as unintentional, intentional, or intent unknown. Unintentional injuries include motor vehicle crashes, falls and drowning. Injuries classified as intentional include suicide, homicide and assault.

In 2015, unintentional injuries were the third leading cause of death for Denver residents with a rate of 51.4 per 100,000 population (Colorado Vital Statistics, 2015). That same year, suicide was the ninth leading cause of death for Denver residents, a rate of 13.9 per 100,000 population (Colorado Vital Statistics, 2015).

Denver Public Health recognizes injury as a leading public health concern. The Injury Prevention Program participates in activities that address unintentional and intentional forms of injury in Denver County across the entire age spectrum. Some of our activities include the following:

Denver Child Fatality Review Team Meeting Schedule

The Denver Child Fatality Review Team will meet on the first Tuesday of every other month from 3-5pm. The public portion of the meeting will begin promptly at 3pm.  

2017 Meeting Dates:

February 7

April 4

June 6

August 1

October 3

December 5

Location: Denver Children’s Advocacy Center, 2149 Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80211

Questions: Please contact Joanna Wilkinson, Injury Prevention Coordinator. E: Maritza.Valenzuela@dhha.org, P: 303-602-3678.

News

  • In August 2017, Denver Public Health release "The Epidemiology of Firearm Injuries in Denver", a report presenting information about firearm-related injuries and deaths in the City and County of Denver, focusing primarily on the period between 2011 and 2015.

Other Injury Prevention Resources may be found through the following: