Everything from drunk driving and immunizations to smoking and injury prevention were taken into account when grading this category.
Public Health and Injury Prevention included the following sub-categories:
- Traffic safety and drunk driving
- Fatal injuries
- State health and injury prevention efforts
- Health risk factors
Dr. Joshua Moskovitz weighs in on the matter and shares some tips for improving the health and safety of your state.
Additionally, you can see how your specific state graded at www.emreportcard.org, as well as learn how you can do more by talking to local and state legislation and letting Congress know that you demand better.