Stop Everyday Killers

NSC Public Education Program Focuses on Biggest Risks; Year 1: Prescribed to Death


One in four Americans has been directly impacted by the opioid crisis, but 40% still do not consider it a threat to their family, according to NSC poll results. NSC created videos and a memorial exhibit honoring the 22,000 individuals who lost their lives to these drugs in 2015 alone. 

This award-winning program reached a record 2.5 billion impressions, and engaged Congress, corporate donors, more than 30 partners and even the White House. More than 21,000 Americans were galvanized into action, participating in events, talking about the issue and using take-back envelopes to safely dispose of their unused prescriptions.

More NSC Initiatives:

Safer Driving with Technology

NSC is educating the public on how to best interact with vehicle safety features with MyCarDoesWhat.org.

You're More Than Just Tired

NSC research shows losing two hours of sleep causes similar effects as having three beers. Learn more.

Ending Roadway Deaths by 2050

Road to Zero Coalition, managed by NSC, released a comprehensive strategy to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050.

The Worst Drug Epidemic

More people die from drug overdoses than vehicle crashes. Find out what NSC is doing to combat this epidemic.

No. 1 Cause of Death for Teens

Getting a license starts a dangerous time for teens. Learn what NSC is doing to help parents and their children.

One Call Can Change Everything

NSC estimates cell phone use is involved in 26 percent of all car crashes. Learn more about our distracted driving initiative.

State of Safety Report

The NSC State of Safety report found no state goes far enough to protect residents from the leading causes of preventable death and injuries.

Read the Report