winter icicles ice cold
Environment, Injury Prevention, Prevention, Public Health

Resources and emergency shelters available statewide to keep people safe and warm during dangerously cold winter weather

Cold weather can be very dangerous if you are not prepared, particularly for people without homes, the elderly, and those with medical conditions. Health risks include hypothermia, frostbite, falls, vehicle accidents, and carbon monoxide poisoning from improper indoor use of fires or generators. Winter storms can make these problems worse by causing power outages and property damage.

Picture of a man's arm extended pointing an semi-automatic hand gun
Injury Prevention, Law, Public Health

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.