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MCW Comprehensive Injury Center - Publications, Reports and Resources

Evaluation Reports

414LIFE Evaluation
Phase 1 Evaluation Report for 414LIFE:
A Community-and Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program to Address Gun Violence in Milwaukee
Full Report (PDF)

414LIFE Infographic (PDF)

Injury Reports

Burden of Falls in Wisconsin Report

This report seeks to describe the large burden that preventable injuries from falls place on individuals, families, and communities throughout Wisconsin.

2010 Burden of Falls Report (PDF)
Unintentional falls are a significant public health problem in Wisconsin. They are the underlying cause of substantial numbers of emergency department visits, inpatient hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths each year. This report seeks to describe the large burden that these preventable injuries place on individuals, families, and communities throughout Wisconsin. In response to these findings, this report suggests resources and strategies that may reduce the burden, along with information on evidence-based prevention programs that exist in Wisconsin.

WI DHS 2010 Fall Prevention Plan (PDF)
By proclamation of Wisconsin's Governor Doyle, September is "Fall Prevention Awareness Month" and September 23rd (the first day of fall) is "Fall Prevention Awareness Day". View the Governor's proclamation and Fall Prevention Awareness resources. By declaring September "Fall Prevention Month" and September 23rd "Fall Prevention Awareness Day", the message is clear: falls are not a normal part of aging and falls can be prevented. To highlight just how this can and will be done, a detailed action plan has been produced to move the state from being one of the leaders in fall related deaths in the country to being a state where older adults live healthy, independent lives, free from falls.

Wisconsin Fall Prevention Activities 2010 (PDF)
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, in collaboration with the Injury Research Center gathered information about the various fall prevention programs that had occurred in the previous 12 months. This survey report, published in 2010 captures those findings.

Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin Report

"The Injury Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin has partnered with Mental Health America of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to produce The Burden of Suicide in Wisconsin Report which provides detailed information about suicidal behavior, including completed suicides and attempts. The report provides not only detailed breakdowns by age, sex, race/ethnicity and other categories but the report also provides information about the circumstances associated with completed suicides: presence of depressed mood or mental health problems, presence of alcohol or other drugs in the body, life circumstances and more. We hope this report will help decision-makers, mental health and public health professionals, mental health consumers, advocates and family members and others among the general public interested in suicide prevention address the problem through better data. The report also contains extensive information about best practices in suicide prevention. Some county-level data is provided in the report and more detailed county-level reports will be forthcoming. 

Burden of Suicide Report 2014 (PDF)

County-level information sheets

Adams County (PDF)
Ashland County (PDF)
Barron County (PDF)
Bayfield County (PDF)
Brown County (PDF)
Buffalo County (PDF)
Burnett County (PDF)
Calumet County (PDF)
Chippewa County (PDF)
Clark County (PDF)
Columbia County (PDF)
Crawford County (PDF)
Dane County (PDF)
Dodge County (PDF)
Door County (PDF)
Douglas County (PDF)
Dunn County (PDF)
Eau Claire County (PDF)
Florence County (PDF)
Fond du Lac County (PDF)
Forest County (PDF)
Grant County (PDF)
Green County (PDF)
Green Lake County (PDF)
Iowa County (PDF)
Iron County (PDF)
Jackson County (PDF)
Jefferson County (PDF)
Juneau County (PDF)
Kenosha County (PDF)
Kewaunee County (PDF)
La Crosse County (PDF)
Lafayette County (PDF)
Langlade County (PDF)
Lincoln County (PDF)
Manitowoc County (PDF)
Marathon County (PDF)
Marinette County (PDF)
Marquette County (PDF)
Menominee County (PDF)
Milwaukee County (PDF)
Monroe County (PDF)
Oconto County (PDF)
Oneida County (PDF)
Outagamie County (PDF)
Ozaukee County (PDF)
Pepin County (PDF)
Pierce County (PDF)
Polk County (PDF)
Portage County (PDF)
Price County (PDF)
Racine County (PDF)
Richland County (PDF)
Rock County (PDF)
Rusk County (PDF)
Sauk County (PDF)
Sawyer County (PDF)
Shawano County (PDF)
Sheboygan County (PDF)
St. Croix County (PDF)
Taylor County (PDF)
Trempealeau County (PDF)
Vernon County (PDF)
Vilas County (PDF)
Walworth County (PDF)
Washburn County (PDF)
Washington County (PDF)
Waukesha County (PDF)
Waupaca County (PDF)
Waushara County (PDF)
Winnebago County (PDF)
Wood County (PDF)

Suicide in Wisconsin Report

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