Active Duty Personnel Injury Prevention

Last Updated: January 25, 2023
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​​​An injuryExternal Link is damage to a body caused by an external energy source (such as from acute or repeated mechanical traumas, environmental conditions, or biological, chemical, or electrical sources). 

When the damage requires a medical visit, the type of injury is captured in Service Members electronic medical record (EHR). Public health experts analyze EHR and report statistics for all injuries organized by type of causal energy source. 


​ THE FACTS:​

Chart showing Burden of Injuries summary by disease category, active duty Army 2018


BENEFITS OF PREVENTING INJURIES:
  • Reduce time loss to physical restrictions for work/training (temporary profile​)External Link 
  • Decrease costs (direct medical, compensation/disability, & lost duty time)
  • Improve overall performance (individual and unit)

NEW AND HIGHLIGHTED PRODUCTS:

​ See References​ for additional injury prevention information resources.