Office of Injury Prevention

/Tag:Office of Injury Prevention

Traumatic Brain Injury Report Released

By | January 22nd, 2016|Prevention|

Our Office of Injury Prevention has released the 2014 Traumatic Brain Injury report that shows deaths and inpatient hospitalizations have decreased in Arizona by about 15 percent since 2010, but more people are being seen in emergency departments. A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or by [...]

Prevention of Falls among Older Arizonans: A Cornerstone of Healthy Aging

By | November 3rd, 2015|Prevention|

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries, and injury-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations in Arizona for people 65 years of age and older. Falls can result in serious injuries such as fractures and traumatic brain injuries, and in some cases can be fatal. Falls, and the fear of falling, can also [...]