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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Injury Prevention & Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dedicate this page to a wide range of information on injury prevention. Some specific sections include "Home and Recreational Safety," "Motor Vehicle Safety," "Opioid Overdose Prevention," "Traumatic Brain Injury," and "Violence Prevention." Each section consists of many detailed topics with general and specific recommendations for how to prevent injuries.

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Review Date: 11/9/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

The landing page organizes content by topic and even adds a brief explanation of what content can be found in each one. While topics are diverse, the pages are all consistent and easy to browse with the inclusion of clear topic headings. But as one burrows deeper, resources begin to crowd the page and make browsing less clear.

Visual Design

Consistent purple and white color scheme, and organization of material into neat tiles is visually pleasing. The site's text stands out well against the white background, although it is rather small and hard on the eyes.

Quality

This site has high-quality information about many aspects of injury prevention. Valuable statistics quantify the problem so users can understand the importance of this issue. Numerous reputable sources were consulted for the content so that users have access to timely and helpful information they can rely on.

Credibility

This CDC subsection provides authoritative information and recommendations to educate and encourage people to take all the steps necessary to increase safety. Users can be comfortable that practicing the safety measures advised by these experts will help them to reduce accidents and injuries.

Pros

  1. Detailed information about accident/injury prevention and recommendations about a wide range of safety hazards
  2. Links to numerous groups and organizations that support victims of violence and injury
  3. Additional information available from other websites and topic-specific references

Cons

  1. Individual pages can be crowded

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Downloadable fact sheets, infographics, links to local/national support

Languages: English

Contact: ADPolicy@cdc.gov

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