Trauma

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Overview

Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. residents aged 1-44 and motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are the leading cause of major traumatic injury in both Kentucky and the U.S. These injuries often lead to long-term disability or impairment, affecting quality of life of the injured. KIPRC’s trauma prevention program addresses the burden of trauma related injuries through traumatic injury data collection, occupational injury surveillance and fatality investigations, community partnerships, and population-based outreach.