FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
October 22, 2008 Contact: William Gerrish
State Health Department Releases Two Injury Prevention and Control Reports for Reducing Injuries Statewide
According to state health officials, injuries are the leading cause of death among
The Connecticut Injury Prevention and Control Plan and Injury in Connecticut data book were produced by DPH in conjunction with the Injury Community Planning Group (ICPG), a multidisciplinary group convened by DPH that includes partners from other state agencies, community-based organizations, state and local injury-related coalitions, and academic and health care institutions.
The DPH and ICPG identified four priority injuries that the plan addresses: Falls among older adults; suicides / self-inflicted injuries; homicides /assault injuries, and motor vehicle crashes. These priorities represent the leading causes of injury-related death and morbidity in
The plan and data book, announced at a ceremony at the State Capitol last week, will assist partners, constituents, policy-makers and others as they work to reduce and eliminate injury-related deaths and disabilities. The plan outlines goals, objectives, and strategies for each priority area, as well as on-going efforts and promising interventions to reduce the burden of injury on
For more information on injury prevention or to get a copy of the Statewide Injury Prevention and Control Plan and Injury in Connecticut data book visit the DPH web site at www.ct.gov/dph and click “Programs and Services” then click the “Injury Prevention” program link, or call 509-8251
The Connecticut Department of Public Health is the state’s leader in public health policy and advocacy with a mission to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of our state. To contact the department, please visit its website at www.ct.gov/dph or call (860) 509-7270.