Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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New CDC Widget to Help States Select Strategies to Reduce Injuries from 
Motor Vehicle Crashes

Every day, more than 100 people die in motor vehicle crashes and thousands more
are injured. The economic impact is notable: in 2015, the cost of medical care and 
productivity losses associated with occupant injuries and deaths from motor vehicle
 traffic crashes exceeded $63 billion.

More can be done to prevent crashes and reduce injuries. State-level changes are 
especially effective. CDC is releasing a widget in support of the Motor Vehicle 
interactive calculator that helps states and state decision makers prioritize and 
select from 14 effective motor vehicle injury prevention strategies.

MV-PICCS-widget_350x234.pngThe MV PICCS widget provides each 
state with:
  • A summary of which of 14 evidence-based
    interventions are currently being used as well as
    the ones that could be implemented.
  • An overview of the potential benefits of
    strategies not currently being implemented.

    Information about each strategy such as:
  • number of lives that could be saved,
  • number of injuries that could prevented,
  • monetary benefit, and
  • cost to implement.
  • An interactive map to compare the status of each strategy across all states.

You can embed the MV PICCS widget onto home pages, blogs, and other websites. 
Adding the MV PICCS widget to your page means you will have up-to-date motor 
vehicle safety information in your favorite digital spaces – no searching or browsing 
required. Check out the interactive and easy-to-use widget here and click on the 
widget’s embed button to get the code.

Additional Motor Vehicle State Resources