Injuries are the second leading cause of early death to DeKalb County residents aged 1-64. Health Promotion and Prevention Unit identifies the leading causes of injury and injury-related death to persons of all ages. Two coalitions, Safe Kids of DeKalb and Safe Communities of DeKalb, work to develop and implement prevention programs to reduce injuries and injury-related death.
Injuries can be categorized as unintentional (accidental) or intentional (deliberate). Unintentional injuries include those from motor vehicle crashes, falls, fire/smoke, poisoning and drowning. Intentional injuries include homicide, suicide and assault (violence against others).
- Frequently Asked Questions Child Passenger Safety and Child Safety seats
- Child Passenger Safety Survey Georgia’s Child Passenger Safety Law
- Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Safe Kids Worldwide
- DeKalb County Police
- CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
- Fire Protection Agency
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Georgia Poison Center