Join on Thursday, January 18 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Injury and Violence Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will focus on the injury deaths leading health indicator, with an emphasis on preventing poisoning deaths and opioid overdoses. You’ll also learn how Project Lazarus, our featured community organization, is reducing overdose mortality rates through a public health model based on the twin premises that overdose deaths are preventable and that all communities are responsible for their own health.
Motor vehicle crashes, homicide, domestic and school violence, child abuse and neglect, suicide, and unintentional drug overdoses are important public health concerns in the United States. In addition to their immediate health impact, the effects of injuries and violence extend well beyond the injured person or victim of violence, affecting family members, friends, coworkers, employers, and communities.
About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators
The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.