ECIC: 20 years of reducing violence and injuries
Nov. 11, 2013
The Emory Center for Injury Control was formed 20 years ago to stop violent assaults and unintentional injuries and to develop the next generation of injury prevention professionals.
Violence and injuries are the leading causes of death for individuals between one and 44 years of age. Each year, nearly 1 person every 3 minutes or 180,000 people annually die from violence and injuries. Furthermore, more than 1,500 children die from abuse and neglect, almost one-third of homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner, and 42 percent of passenger vehicle occupants are killed due to not wearing a seatbelt.
This year the center celebrates its 20th anniversary.