Saving lives and saving money: the real worth of injury and violence prevention

National Public Health Week – April 1-7, 2013 Every year, 180,000 people die from serious injuries and violence. Not only are these events tragic and primarily preventable, they cost more than $400 billion a year in medical bills, lost productivity and other costs. “Motor vehicle crashes, falls, homicides, and other types of injury events kill… Learn More »

Public Health Crisis for Oregon Children

Hunger is a serious public health concern with long-term consequences, especially for children.  Food insecurity affects women and children disproportionately in our community, and contributes to adverse health conditions.  Fetal malnutrition can result in compromised health and development throughout the child’s life.  Growing children that do not get enough food are particularly prone to health… Learn More »