Injury Prevention

Injuries are a leading cause of death in South Dakota. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for South Dakotans ages 1-44 and are the 4th leading cause of death for all South Dakotans (2020). The South Dakota Department of Health strives to address the burden of injury by disseminating information about fatal and non-fatal injuries and promoting prevention efforts for intentional and unintentional injuries.