Adult Injury Prevention
The leading cause of unintentional injuries among adults and older adults is falls. Falls are of particular concern for older adults, as the rate of fall-related hospitalization increases with age. In addition, motor vehicle collisions and gunshot wounds are top causes for injuries among adult trauma patients.
The home, roadways, and the workplace are all common settings for injuries to occur. The UNC Adult Trauma Program works with several local and state agencies on initiatives to decrease the rates of these injuries. Please contact Injury Prevention Coordinator, Anna Stormzand, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-974-2734 for additional information.