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FOR RELEASE: February 6, 2004
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Media Advisory

News Conference on Injuries in Oklahoma Scheduled Feb. 10

What: News Conference to announce Injury Free, Oklahoma, a dynamic action plan to guide injury prevention efforts in Oklahoma
When: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m.
Where: Blue Room, State Capitol
Featuring:

James M. Crutcher, MD, MPH
Commissioner of Health
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Sue Mallonee, RN, MPH
Director of Science
Oklahoma State Department of Health

Ed Brandt, MD, PhD
Chairman
Oklahoma State Trauma Advisory Council

Joe McDonald
Director
Oklahoma Highway Safety Office

Background: The number one killer of Oklahoma’s young people is not something they are born with, or develop over time. Rather, it is something that can happen in an instant - injury - including injuries that result from motor vehicle crashes, suicide and violence. For Oklahoma’s population as a whole, injuries are the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of years of potential life lost before age 75. The three leading causes of injury deaths in Oklahoma are traffic crashes, suicides and homicides.

To address these issues, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Injury Prevention Subcommittee of the Oklahoma State Trauma Advisory Council, and many experts from across the state have developed an injury and violence prevention agenda for Oklahoma called Injury Free, Oklahoma: Strategic Plan for Injury and Violence Prevention. This report’s recommendations, built on the best scientific knowledge available, can be used to help communities, organizations and others develop programs that will prevent injuries and violence using targeted, community-based injury prevention measures.

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