Injury Insights

Injury Insights

Our Injury Insights provide a quick snapshot of current injury prevention research and are valuable tools for educational purposes.   Alcohol Poisoning Among BC Youth (January 2022) Snowmobile Safety (Nov 2021) Material Wealth, Social Connectedness, and Injury...
BCIRPU Annual Report 2020-2021

BCIRPU Annual Report 2020-2021

As the situation around COVID-19 developed throughout the year, the BCIRPU continued its essential efforts to reduce the burden of injury in British Columbia. Read about last year’s achievements and highlights in our BCIRPU Annual Report 2020-2021.
Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Concussion Awareness Week in British Columbia

Did you know that concussions are the most common form of head injury? They don’t just happen to professional athletes – they can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Each year in BC, almost 600 people are hospitalized for a concussion, and approximately 14,500 visit...
Back to School Quiz

Back to School Quiz

Back to school season means congested streets, busier intersections, and more pedestrians. Patience is a virtue when hitting the road this week, but so is knowledge. Test your road safety knowledge with this “True or False” quiz. True or False:When dropping children...
Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Cost of Firearms Report- Coming Soon

Although there are a multitude of incidents that result in firearm injury, it is well known that gang violence is one of the major contributors. British Columbia experiences high rates of gang violence, much of which is firearm-related. These incidents are not only a...