OSDH Observes National Injury Prevention Day in Oklahoma
Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to fulfilling its mission, which includes preventing disease and injury in the state, so Oklahomans can thrive.
Injuries are a major public health challenge in our state as well as the nation.
“People may not know injuries are the third leading cause of death in Oklahoma, and are the leading cause of death for Oklahomans between the ages of one and 44 years,” said Christian Bonds, OSDH Injury Prevention Project Coordinator. “Those are just a couple of reasons why we want to empower and educate communities about ways to address the challenge, on this day and every day.”
OSDH continually works to combat injuries through its Injury Prevention Service program by collaborating with communities and stakeholders. Through this work, the primary focus is targeting the causes of death and disability from violence and unintentional injuries, such as injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes, drug overdoses and falls.
To read the full proclamation visit, https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/proclamations/41588.pdf.
More information about the OSDH Injury Prevention Service and safety tips can be found here, Injury Prevention Service (oklahoma.gov).
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at Oklahoma.gov/health.