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:
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.