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The issue of violence and injuries and its status as a major public health problem has gained significant political traction during the last two decades. Injuries from accidents (e.g., traffic collisions, drowning) and violence (e.g. assault, self-inflicted violence) account for more than five million deaths worldwide annually. Additionally, accidents and injuries are a significant cause of hospitalization, emergency department visits and may result in temporary or permanent disabilities. Read our products below for evidence and insights about how the health system building blocks are used to provide care for accidents and injuries.