NEWS & EVENTS
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Injury prevention is critical to saving lives and reducing disability. Unintentional injury is the No. 1 cause of death for all Canadians ages 1 to 34. On July 5, 2021 the BCIRPU will be celebrating the 5th National Injury Prevention Day. This day is important to us...
Randomized Controlled Trials on the Practice Tool for Early Childhood Educators Begins – Outsideplay.ca
Outdoor play has so many benefits for children. It promotes healthy social and physical development, emotional wellbeing, self-confidence, risk management and overall physical activity. However, opportunities for outdoor play have been decreasing due to perceptions...
According to Statistics Canada, British Columbia has one of the most rapidly aging populations in Canada.
A new concussion toolkit and e-Learning course has been developed to assist those who support survivors of intimate partner violence in recognizing brain injury. The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Women’s Support Workers includes a 45-minute...
The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a program designed to provide workers and workplaces with the information they need to take an evidence-based approach in responding to and managing concussion. Although concussions can occur anywhere, WorkSafeBC data...
The project developed, delivered, and evaluated a social marketing campaign to raise awareness, transform attitudes, and ultimately change behaviours to reduce boating injuries.
Our partner in social marketing, the Community Against Preventable Injuries (Preventable) has received a 2020 Drowning Prevention Award– Research for their project on recreational boating safety in BC from the Canadian Drowning Prevention Coalition. The...
Preventable has launched their latest creative to remind us not to miss the obvious.
Concussions are the most common form of head injury. Young people who get concussions take longer to recover and are at higher risk of developing symptoms that persist for many months after their injury. We want to improve the ways in which concussions are prevented,...