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  • Prevent Injuries

    People should be safe where they live, work and play.

    When we talk about good health, most people think about treating or preventing disease. But ensuring good health is about more than just avoiding illness.

    Injuries also threaten health. Some have lifelong impacts. They affect us physically, mentally, and financially—making it difficult to stay healthy even after the injury heals. Some can be fatal. Injury is a leading cause of death among people under 25. The state Department of Health tracks injury-related deaths in Pierce County. 

    But injuries are not accidents. Just like disease, they follow patterns. They can be predicted and prevented. Learn more about common injuries using the buttons below, and find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.