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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 objectives from Chapter 15: Injury and Violence Prevention)

Related Injury Objectives from Other Focus Areas

Access to Quality Health Services

1-3. (Developmental) Increase the proportion of persons appropriately counseled about health behaviors.

1-10. (Developmental) Reduce the proportion of persons who delay or have difficulty in getting emergency medical care.

1-11. (Developmental) Increase the proportion of persons who have access to rapidly responding prehospital emergency medical services.

1-12. Establish a single toll-free telephone number for access to poison control centers on a 24-hour basis throughout the United States.

1-13. Increase the number of tribes, states, and the District of Columbia with trauma care systems that maximize survival and functional outcomes of trauma patients and help prevent injuries from occurring to all states.

1-14. Increase the number of states and the District of Columbia that have implemented guidelines for prehospital and hospital pediatric care to all states.


Educational and Community-Based Programs

7-2. Increase the proportion of middle, junior high, and senior high schools that provide comprehensive school health education to prevent health problems in the following areas: unintentional injury to 90 percent, violence to 80 percent, and suicide to 80 percent.

7-3. Increase the proportion of college and university students who receive information from their institution on each of the six priority health-risk behavior areas to 25 percent; one being injuries (intentional and unintentional).


Environmental Health

8-13. Reduce pesticide exposures that result in visits to a health care facility to 13,500 visits per year.

8-21. (Developmental) Ensure that state health departments establish training, plans, and protocols and conduct annual multi-institutional exercises to prepare for response to natural and technological disasters.

8-24. Reduce exposure to pesticides as measured by blood and urine concentrations of metabolites.

8-25. (Developmental) Reduce exposure of the population to pesticides, heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals, as measured by blood and urine concentrations of the substances or their metabolites.


Mental Health and Mental Disorders

18-1. Reduce the suicide rate to 6.0 suicide deaths per 100,000 population.

18-2. Reduce the rate of suicide attempts by adolescents to a 12-month average of 1 percent.


Occupational Safety and Health

Overview of Occupational Safety

20-1. Reduce deaths from work-related injuries to 3.2 deaths per 100,000 workers aged 16 years and older.

20-2. Reduce work-related injuries resulting in medical treatment, lost time from work, or restricted work activity to 4.6 injuries per 100 full-time workers aged 16 years and older.

20-5. Reduce deaths from work-related homicides to 0.4 deaths per 100,000 workers.

20-6. Reduce work-related assaults to 0.6 assaults per 100 workers.

20-10. Reduce occupational needle-stick injuries among health care workers to 420,000 annual needle-stick exposures.


Substance Abuse

Overview of Substance Abuse and Injuries

26-1. (Developmental) Reduce deaths and injuries caused by alcohol and drug-related motor vehicle crashes to 4.0 alcohol-related deaths and 65 alcohol-related injuries per 100,000 population.

26-3. Reduce drug-induced deaths to 1 death per 100,000 population.

26-4. Reduce drug-related hospital emergency department visits to 350,000 visits per year.

26-5. (Developmental) Reduce alcohol-related hospital emergency department visits.

26-6. Reduce the proportion of adolescents who report that they rode, during the previous 30 days, with a driver who had been drinking alcohol to 30 percent of students in grades 9 through 12.

26-7. (Developmental) Reduce intentional injuries resulting from alcohol and illicit drug-related violence.

26-24. Extend administrative license revocation laws, or programs of equal effectiveness, for persons who drive under the influence of intoxicants to all states and D.C.

26-25. Extend legal requirements for maximum blood alcohol concentration levels of 0.08 percent for motor vehicle drivers aged 21 years and older to all states.

To Objectives from Chapter 15: Injury and Violence Prevention


Last modified: 15-Mar-2000.