Injury Prevention

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Our mission is to reduce and eliminate intentional and unintentional deaths and injuries in Navajo County. We do this through the following strategies:     

  • Partner with certified local community partners to offer car seat educational courses, car seat checks and provide car seats to those who qualify for free. 
  • Partner with home visitation programs, WIC and other community partners to identify children who don’t have safe sleep environments and provide them a portable crib and education on safe sleep to reduce the amount of SIDS & SUID cases.      
  • Offer free educational courses on home safety, poison prevention, fire safety and safe sleep.     
  • Offer the Battle of the Belts Program that addresses adolescent motor vehicle safety and seat belt usage rates. This is done through peer led groups in the local high schools.


Amy Stradling - Program Manager 


Fatality Reviews


To reduce preventable deaths through systematic, multidisciplinary, and multimodality review of fatalities of Navajo County residents.

Fatality reviews are conducted at the county level to identify risk factors contributing to preventable deaths of community members.  A multidisciplinary team examines records relating to the decedent to better understand how and why the death occurred.  Recommendations for system changes and prevention efforts, including education, training, policies & procedures, and legislation, are generated during the review process to prevent future deaths.

Review teams consist of representatives from:

-public health

-public safety

-medical and behavioral health


-tribal organizations

-people with lived experience


  • Child Fatality Review-all causes of death from 0-17 years of age

  • Overdose Fatality Review-all substances

2019 Overdose Report

2020 Overdose Report

2021-22 Overdose Report

     Suicide Mortality Review

             New in 2022




Alyssa Lemmon, BSN

Fatality Review Coordinator

(928) 532-6050 (ext. 6223)