Injury Prevention Epidemiology

Last Updated: June 04, 2020
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​The goals of injury prevention are to enhance the combat readiness and health of Soldiers by preventing injuries; and reduce injury rates Army-wide through a systematic program that guides and supports Army and Command prevention efforts through routine surveillance, evidence-based recommendations, rigorous program and policy evaluation, and collaboration.

​Building an injury prevention program begins with the desire to safely maintain and improve Soldier fitness and readiness. Once preventable injuries are identified, a unit must be willing to enact and enforce corrective policies and procedures. Preventable injuries can never be identified without some type of injury surveillance.