Injury and Violence Prevention

Injury is a leading cause of death and hospital visits in Virginia.  Injuries and violence can affect all Virginians, and often leave survivors and communities with long lasting impact.

Despite its burden, injuries and violence are often preventable through potentially modifiable factors, such as the environment, behavior change, policy, and use of safety devices.

The Virginia Department of Health’s Injury and Violence Prevention Program aims to reduce injuries, hospitalizations and deaths for all Virginians by reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors.

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**Note-The VDH Injury and Violence Prevention program is a training, technical assistance, and policy development program, and is not crisis intervention service based.

If you or someone you know is in need of immediate assistance, please use or share the following hotlines:

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-273-TALK

Crisis Text Line: 741741

Child Help: 800-422-4453

Family/Intimate Partner Violence

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-838-8238

LGBTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Helpline, 1-800-356-6998.

If you are not able to call, text 804.793.9999. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.