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INJURY PREVENTION

Total spending on trauma injuries, from such causes as automobile accidents and violence, doubled in the eight years between 1996 and 2003, reaching a cost level comparable to that of heart disease, according to federal estimates. Heart disease was the nation's highest-cost medical problem in 1996, with insurance companies, patients and government programs spending an estimated $58 billion for hospital care, doctor visits, home-health services and drugs. Trauma care, meanwhile, cost about $37.1 billion that year. But by 2003, trauma had become the costliest medical problem, consuming an estimated $71.6 billion in medical spending and topping the $67.8 billion spent on heart conditions, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality said. 

Most promoted national observances  
  • January- Firearm
  • March –Poison/Youth Violence
  • April- Safe Kids Week/Alcohol month
  • May- Bike safety
  • June- Drowning Prevention
  • July- Heat n Cars
  • August- Back to school 
  • September -Baby Safety/ Child Passenger Safety Week/Senior Fall Prevention/Teen Driving/Suicide
  • October – Safe Sleep/Pedestrian
  • Drive Safely to Work Week/Fire Prevention
  • November/December-Carbon Monoxide/Toy/Winter


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MAY
NATIONAL TRAUMA AWARENESS MONTH
Focus: Senior Falls
For more information:
http://www.amtrauma.org/​


​UPCOMING EVENTS
5/11- St. John Neumann Catholic         Church
5/19- Bettie Rae Thomas Center
5/23- Shamrock Senior Center

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