The Office of Injury Prevention

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Since 2000, injuries have been the leading cause of death in Texas for ages 1-44. In 2018, 44 people died from injuries and violence each day in Texas. The top three injury-related deaths in Texas are due to motor vehicle traffic, firearm, and drug poisoning.

The Office of Injury Prevention's mission is to improve Texans' health by reducing injuries.

Our vision is to use data, epidemiological principles and public health best practices to inform injury prevention activities and programs.

Last updated March 16, 2021