Army Injury Prevention 
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   DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                   

  • Non-combat physical injuries (e.g., sprains, strains, fractures) are a leading cause of medical encounters.
  • Overuse or improper training cause a majority of these injuries.
  • These injuries degrade military readiness through reducing performance, lost training/duty days, and medical cost.

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  • Become familiar with your installation injury rates and leading causes of Army injuries.
  • Routinely monitor injuries in your unit.  Leadership focus is essential to injury prevention and control.
  • Ensure all injuries from both one-time accidents and from overuse are documented so patterns can be identified.
  • Encourage and enforce use of effective strategies to reduce injuries.
  • Optimize individual and unit performance by ensuring injury prevention is a routine part of training.
  • Connect with medical and safety staff in your unit and installation for assistance with injury prevention planning.


This website contains scientific evidence and recommendations provided by the APHC Injury Prevention DivisionPlease send your questions or suggestions to:
or contact us at Telephone: 410-436-4655     DSN: 584-4655


Army Injuries, Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention Overview

General information on Army Injuries, Injury Causes and Risk Factors, and Prevention.

Army Injury Prevention Factsheets and Training Products

Fact sheets and training products regarding types of injuries associated with activities, risk factors, and means to reduce associated injuries.

Installation Injury Monitoring Tools

Links for Army injury surveillance definitions, and several reports including: Army Strategic Management System (SMS); Public Health Management System (PHMS); Public Health 360 (PH360); and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Installation Injury Reports.

Military Activity Related Injuries

Information pertaining to prevention of injury from military activities, including: Basic and Initial Entry Training; Deployment; Obstacle Courses and Combatives; Parachuting; Physical Fitness Training; Road Marching; and more.


Selected technical reports and journal articles pertaining to Physical Training, Sports & Accident Injury Prevention.

Slip, Trip and Fall Related Injuries

Information on injury prevention related to slips, trips and falls.

Sports and Physical Training Injuries

Injury prevention pertaining to sports and physical training, including: ECPs; Physical Training; Running; Stretching; Team Sports; Warm Up/Cool Down; Weight-Training; Winter Sports; and other general topics.

Vehicle Accident Injuries

Information pertaining to prevention of vehicle injuries, including: Motorcycles; Privately owned vehicles; and Vehicles used in military operations and training.

Vision and Hearing Injuries

Information pertaining to prevention of vision and hearing injuries.

Weather Related Injuries

Information regarding heat-related injuries, cold weather, and prevention tactics.

Workplace Safety and Ergonomics

Information pertaining to workplace safety and ergonomics-related injuries.