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Healthy People 2010 Objectives
Injury Prevention

The following objectives are a distillation of the injury prevention objectives from the Official HP2010 Site. This list includes the objectives contained in Chapter 15: Injury and Violence Prevention, the "official" list of Related Injury Objectives from Other Focus Areas, and additional objectives we believe are important to the field. Click on the objective number to view the full text of that objective.

Developmental objectives are those for which baseline or tracking data is judged to be insufficient. Developmental objectives may be deleted if a satisfactory data source isn't identified by 2004.

(View injury objectives from other focus areas)

Chapter 15. Injury and Violence Prevention

Overview of Injury Chapter

15-1. Reduce hospitalization for nonfatal head injuries to 54 hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

15-2. Reduce hospitalization for nonfatal spinal cord injuries to 2.6 hospitalizations per 100,000 population.

15-3. Reduce firearm-related deaths to 4.9 per 100,000 population.

15-4. Reduce the proportion of persons living in homes with firearms that are loaded and unlocked to 16 percent.

15-5. Reduce nonfatal firearm-related injuries to 10.9 injuries per 100,000 population.

15-6. (Developmental) Extend state-level child fatality review of deaths due to external causes for children aged 14 years and under.

15-7. Reduce nonfatal poisonings to 292 nonfatal poisonings per 100,000 population.

15-8. Reduce deaths caused by poisonings to 1.8 deaths per 100,000 population.

15-9. Reduce deaths caused by suffocation to 2.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

15-10. Increase the number of states and the District of Columbia with statewide emergency department surveillance systems that collect data on external causes of injury to all states and D.C.

15-11. Increase the number of states and the District of Columbia that collect data on external causes of injury through hospital discharge data systems.

15-12. Reduce hospital emergency department visits caused by injuries to 112 hospital emergency department visits per 1,000 population.

15-13. Reduce deaths caused by unintentional injuries to 20.8 deaths per 100,000 population.

15-14. (Developmental) Reduce nonfatal unintentional injuries.

15-15. Reduce deaths caused by motor vehicle crashes to 9.0 deaths per 100,000 population and 1 death per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

15-16. Reduce pedestrian deaths on public roads to 1 pedestrian death per 100,000 population.

15-17. Reduce nonfatal injuries caused by motor vehicle crashes to 1,000 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population.

15-18. Reduce nonfatal pedestrian injuries on public roads to 21 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population.

15-19. Increase use of safety belts to 92 percent of the total population.

15-20. Increase use of child restraints to 100 percent of motor vehicle occupants aged 4 years and under.

15-21. Increase the proportion of motorcyclists using helmets to 79 percent of motorcycle operators and passengers.

15-22. Increase the number of states and the District of Columbia that have adopted a graduated driver licensing model law to all states and D.C.

15-23. (Developmental) Increase use of helmets by bicyclists.

15-24. Increase the number of states and the District of Columbia with laws requiring bicycle helmets for bicycle riders to all states and D.C.

15-25. Reduce residential fire deaths to 0.6 deaths per 100,000 population.

15-26. Increase functioning residential smoke alarms to 100 percent of residences with a functioning smoke alarm on every floor.

15-27. Reduce deaths from falls to 2.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

15-28. Reduce hip fractures among older adults to 491.0 fractures per 100,000 females aged 65 years and older and to 450.5 fractures per 100,000 males aged 65 years and older.

15-29. Reduce drownings to 0.9 drownings per 100,000 population.

15-30. Reduce hospital emergency department visits for nonfatal dog bite injuries to 114 hospital ER visits per 100,000 population.

15-31. (Developmental) Increase the proportion of public and private schools that require use of appropriate head, face, eye, and mouth protection for students participating in school-sponsored physical activities.

15-32. Reduce homicides to 3.2 homicides per 100,000 population.

15-33. Reduce maltreatment fatalities of children to 1.5 per 100,000 children under age 18 years.

15-34. Reduce the rate of physical assault by current or former intimate partners to 3.6 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older.

15-35. Reduce the annual rate of rape or attempted rape to 0.7 rapes or attempted rapes per 1,000 persons.

15-36. Reduce sexual assault other than rape to 0.2 sexual assaults other than rape per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older.

15-37. Reduce physical assaults to 25.5 physical assaults per 1,000 persons aged 12 years and older.

15-38. Reduce physical fighting among adolescents to 33 percent of adolescents in grades 9 through 12 who engaged in physical fighting in the previous 12 months.

15-39. Reduce weapon carrying by adolescents on school property to 6 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 who carried weapons on school property during the past 30 days.

(View injury objectives from other focus areas)


Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.