Injuries are the leading cause of death for Illinoisans 1-44 years of age!
Take a look at this new infographic which highlights the leading causes, falls and traumatic brain injuries, of emergency department (ED) visits among children (5-14 years of age); the costs associated with the ED visits; and prevention tips to keep Illinois kids safe.
While most of us have an intuitive understanding of what injury is, scientists define injury in a very specific way: as any unintentional or intentional damage to the body resulting from acute exposure to thermal, mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy or from the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen.
There are two types of injury intent – Unintentional and Intentional.
Unintentional injuries include motor vehicle crashes, burns, falls, poisonings, sports related injuries, and occupational injuries. Intentional injuries include homicides, assaults, suicides, suicide attempts, child abuse, and elder abuse.
Illinois Dept. of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention.
HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant for Cook county
Cook County has a Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that runs through July 2021. This grant provides funding for CCDPH to correct lead paint hazards in homes in select suburban Cook County communities for families that qualify.
For More lead paint hazards Information:
If you live in: Bellwood, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Lyons, Maywood, Melrose Park, River Grove, and Stone Park, call North West Housing Partnership: 847-969-0561.
Click here for more information on Lead Poisoning.
Photo used under Creative Commons from Rob Hurson