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Photo Gallery: 20 Years of Injury Prevention

The statistics on injuries are chilling: They are the leading cause of death for children and young adults in the United States. Fifty million Americans suffer non-fatal injuries, and 149,000 are killed each year. Injury-related medical care costs society $406 billion annually. But many common injuries are easily prevented by education, simple safety products and new policies and laws.

For 20 years, the School’s Center for <a href='http://www.jhsph.edu/injurycenter' target='_blank'>Injury Research and Policy</a> has helped to redefine injury as a pressing public health problem.

Following are 20 of the Center’s key accomplishments.
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The statistics on injuries are chilling: They are the leading cause of death for children and young adults in the United States. Fifty million Americans suffer non-fatal injuries, and 149,000 are killed each year. Injury-related medical care costs society $406 billion annually. But many common injuries are easily prevented by education, simple safety products and new policies and laws. For 20 years, the School’s Center for Injury Research and Policy has helped to redefine injury as a pressing public health problem. Following are 20 of the Center’s key accomplishments.

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