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Injury Prevention

In Boulder County, unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death with 51.62 per 100,000 population. Denver Public Health Institute recognizes that “injuries are a significant health concern in Colorado, affecting everyone regardless of age, gender, race or economic status. Injuries may be classified as unintentional, intentional or intent unknown. Unintentional injuries include motor vehicle crashes, falls and bicycle crashes. Injuries classified as intentional include suicide, homicide and assault.”

Fortunately, evidence shows that with comprehensive injury prevention programs, these injuries can be significantly reduced. At Boulder Community Health, in partnership with local organizations, we are actively working to provide education and training for our community members to increase awareness of injuries and decrease the total number of trauma-related deaths.

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Nationally, one in four adults over the age of 65 will fall this year. Unfortunately, falls are a leading cause of trauma at Boulder Community Health. Our goal through injury prevention is to help our community maintain their independence and confidence to move as we age. Please review these tips for fall prevention.

Boulder Fire-Rescue performs free in-home safety assessments to evaluate fall risk hazards. To schedule a home safety assessment submit a request at General Community Event Request | City of Boulder and select home safety visit/smoke alarm program.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Danielle McNutt

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Helmets have been shown to reduce the risk of head injuries in bicycles crashes by 85-87%. Boulder Community Health partners with Community Cycles to provide helmets at no cost to community members in need.

According to a 2010 study, 89% of bike riders were injured in a traffic crash. The City of Boulder is working to improve the safety of our streets through programs such as Vision Zero and Safer Routes to School. Boulder Community Health works to support these initiatives in partnership with community groups.

Does your helmet fit? ThinkFirst How To Fit Helmet PDF


Motor vehicle crashes are among the leading causes of unintentional injury nation wide. In Boulder County in 2020, there were over 3300 motor vehicle crashes with 16 fatalities. At Boulder Community Health, we work in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation and our local police and fire departments to provide education and support to community members.

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