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Local, State and the Federal Government Must Do More to Prevent Injuries

July 3, 2012
by Laura Segal
Altarum Blog

 

It’s common sense, right? If you want to avoid injuries, you wear seatbelts and helmets, use proper child safety seats and undertake other means that you know prevent injuries. While individuals are responsible for taking steps to stay safe and protect themselves and their families from injuries, experts have found that public education, laws and policies can also play a major role in helping keep Americans healthy and safe.

However, according to a new Trust for America’s Health report, The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report, many states and the federal government do not have policies or laws that we know can protect citizens from injury.

 

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