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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-31. (Developmental) Increase the proportion of public and private schools that require use of appropriate head, face, eye, and mouth protection for students participating in school-sponsored physical activities.

Potential data source: School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS), CDC, NCCDPHP.

Trauma to the head, face, eyes, and mouth occurs frequently during school-sponsored physical activities. Schools with recreation and sports programs can reduce traumas by requiring students to use appropriate protective gear.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.