Injury Prevention

“Woodlawn joined the WeTHRIVE! movement to improve the quality of life and safety for our kids and the community. The Safe Routes to School funding helps promote healthy lifestyles and safe infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking.”

–Mike Donohue, Council Member

Injury Prevention Pathway
Violence and injuries affect everyone regardless of age, race, economic status. In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries—such as motor vehicle crashes, falls or homicides—than from any other cause including cancer, HIV, and the flu (CDC, 2015). Furthermore, child injury is predictable and preventable. It is also among the most under-recognized public health problems facing our country today (CDC, 2015). The Injury Prevention Pathway addresses the factors impacting unintentional and intentional injuries, building communities where people can thrive.

Injury Prevention Pathway Goal
To build safe communities through implementation of policies, systems, and environmental change strategies that decrease preventable injuries, increase child safety, decrease bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle-related injuries, and decrease community violence.

Stories from the Injury Prevention Pathway