Army Injury Prevention

 Army Injury Prevention Factsheets and Training Products

Last Updated: April 22, 2020
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T​hese APHC Injury Prevention Program (IPP) products represent the IPP's synthesis of scientific evidence regarding the types of injuries associated with activities, risk factors, and means to reduce injuries.  These products are intended to assist medical and non-medical personnel.  When evidence is inadequate, practice guidelines based on the subject matter expertise may be recommended.

NOTE: Individual scientific studies can suggest different viewpoints or findings.  While the IPP reviews the overall body of evidence to make recommendations, users are encouraged to contact us with questions or suggestions regarding conflicting information.  For other external (non-IPP) educational resources, users may also want to visit: Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign (SMR-CP): Injury Prevention/Human Performance Optimization Education Series and the Army Medicine Campaign Plan.


Slide decks

News articles

"Don't Let Weights Drop You...Train Smart" (Risk Management Magazine, Mar 2020) External Link

"Don't Get Benched by Injury" (Risk Management Magazine, Feb 2020) External Link

"The Army Combat Fitness Test: Are You Prepared?" (Risk Management Magazine, Aug 2019) External Link

"Be resilient: Reduce your risk of running and sports injuries" (, Jul 2018) External Link

"Are You Injury Prone?" (Knowledge Magazine, Jan 2018) External Link

"Reducing the Risks" (Knowledge Magazine, Aug 2017) External Link

"Fighting Fatigue" (Knowledge Magazine, Dec 2016) External Link

"Heat Can Kill You" (Knowledge Magazine, Dec 2016) External Link

"The Weight of War: March to Win by Keeping Ahead of Injury" (Risk Management Magazine, Aug 2016) External Link

"Training in the Heat: Fact and Fiction" (, Mar 2016) External Link

"Make sure your winter fun is not a wipeout" (, Jan 2016) External Link

"Mouthguards: protecting your teeth won't make you a wuss" (, Dec 2015) External Link

"Beware the blister: a 'minor injury' that can slow you down with serious pain" (, Sep 2015) External Link

"Non-battle injuries result in more medical evacuations than combat" (, Jan 2015) External Link