Violence and Injury
Prevention Program

Office of Health Promotion and Prevention

The power of primary prevention

Primary prevention are public health strategies that saves lives, improves health outcomes, and helps organizations use their resources more effectively. As you learn hoe to implement this thinking in your own work, you can help build a community where everyone can thrive.

This 6-lesson course will provide you the necessary tools to establish a foundation for primary prevention in your organization and community to help all Utahns lead happier, healthier lives.

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Utah Healthy Places Index

The Utah Healthy Places Index (HPI) is a powerful and easy-to-use data and policy platform created to advance health equity through open and accessible data. It's an evidence-based and peer-reviewed tool that can help support efforts to prioritize equitable community investments, develop critical programs and policies across the state, and much more. Neighborhood-by-neighborhood, the Utah HPI maps data on social conditions that drive health — like education, job opportunities, clean air, and other indicators that are positively associated with life expectancy at birth.
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Utah's strategic framework is a plan for the prevention of violence and injuries through a shared risk and protective approach.

For the past 35 years, Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) has endeavored to prevent and minimize the harm caused by injuries and violence. VIPP has learned a lot over these years and have valued our collaboration with you, our partner.

Prevention science indicates social determinants play a significant role in our health and safety. These determinants, or risk and protective factors, are key to determining how to address community health and safety issues. The greater the number of risk factors, the greater the chances of adverse outcomes over the lifespan.

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Data Dashboard

Find the most recent opioiod data.
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Firearm injury Dashboard

Find the most recent firearm data.
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