Category: Injury Prevention
Health Harms of Mass Shootings Ripple Across Communities
Research shows that mass shootings lead to higher rates of depression and anxiety and higher risks for suicide among young people. They also lead to an overall decline in a community’s sense of well-being. Some studies suggest that mass shootings damage economic prospects in a community, diminishing productivity and earnings.
Tips for a safe summer
Some easy ways to prepare for a safe and healthy summer.
4 inches are key to preventing window falls
Video shows steps you can take to prevent your child from falling from a window.
Washington tries new approach to curb record high number of traffic deaths
Traffic fatalities are at a 20-year high in the Evergreen State, and the Washington Traffic Commission has a new strategy to reduce the trend. The approach, known as proactive public safety, centers on public education to establish a culture of safe driving practices.
New Washington laws on guns, shooter drills, abortion take effect Thursday
Dovetailing with the hot-button issues of gun violence and abortion in the news recently, several bills passed by the Washington State Legislature this year will go into effect on Thursday.
The Heard v. Depp trial is not just a media spectacle – it is an opportunity to discuss the nuances of intimate partner violence
Strip away the celebrity intrigue and media frenzy, and the high-profile court battle between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard involves issues painfully familiar to many women and men across America. intimate partner violence. IPV is experienced by an estimated 6.6 million women and 5.8 million men each year in the U.S.
Pedestrian Fatalities Spike During Pandemic
An estimated 7,485 pedestrians in the United States were struck and killed by drivers in 2021—the largest number in four decades, a new report has found.
Want to “age in place” someday? Take action now
Planning ahead, and making changes gradually, can help older adults stay independent and in their homes longer.
Party of Five: What are the rules?
With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across Washington State, it is more important than ever to follow a few basic rules for social interactions.
At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns — even around kids, UW study
In addition, 39% of survey takers indicated they kept a loaded gun at home, and 14% stored all guns unlocked and loaded.
Yeah, It’s an Uber. Buckle Up Anyway.
Many passengers in ride-hailing vehicles and taxis don’t bother to buckle up in the back seat.
UW study shows gun shops can aid in preventing suicides
Firearm retailers in Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and train their employees in how to spot and act on suicide warning signs.
CDC’s Eight Tips for Safe and Healthy Summertime Work and Play
Eight ways to stay safe this summer.
Suicide most common cause of firearm death in King County and Seattle
Excerpted from a post by Public Health – Seattle & King County From 2012 – 2016, almost three quarters of deaths by firearm in King County residents were suicides. Middle-aged and older adults and men overall have higher firearm suicide…