The latest updated version of the Hawaii Injury Prevention Plan 2018-2023 is this month’s featured content on Hawaii Health Matters. Injuries are the leading cause of death among Hawaii residents from 1 to 40 years old, and they are a leading cause of disability among people of all ages.
During the average week in Hawaii
- 15 residents die from an injury
- 103 are hospitalized
- over 1600 are treated in emergency departments
The plan focuses on drowning prevention, fall prevention among older adults, suicide prevention and traffic safety. Poison prevention (including drug overdose), sports-related traumatic brain injury prevention, child injury prevention and violence and abuse are also covered as special and emerging areas of focus.