BCIRPU’s video on physical literacy has received national recognition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, and Youth Health (IHDCYH) for the 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

The video was developed using an integrated knowledge translation approach with key stakeholders and end users including injury prevention researchers, practitioners, a physical literacy expert, and an athletic therapist. It is one of four videos created for the Active & Safe Central (A&S) resource.

The video includes practical examples of skill-based activities and connects these activities to overall health and development. Structured and unstructured activities promote fundamental movement skills among children and youth, and encourage mobility, balance, strength, and independence among adults.

“We’re excited that CIHR has chosen to highlight our video on physical literacy for the 2019 Health Talks competition,” said Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist for the BCIRPU. “We hope that this recognition helps to promote safe physical activity for people of all ages.”

A&S is an online resource providing evidence-based injury prevention information for over 50 sports and recreational activities. The website details injury incidence, risk factors, and prevention tips customized to an individual’s role: participant/parent; coach/teacher; official/administrator; or health professional. A&S is supported by BC’s Physical Activity Strategy, which is co-led through a partnership between the BC Government and the BC Alliance for Healthy Living. Drs. Babul and Ian Pike were the Co-Principal Investigators. The website, activesafe.ca, launched in May 2018.

“This award really goes to all of our collaborators and advisors on the entire Active & Safe Central project,” said Dr. Ian Pike, Director of the BCIRPU. “Your knowledge and expertise played a critical role in the creation of this excellent resource. Thank you.”

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of the BC Children’s Hospital Digital Lab, who provided their creative expertise to the project. We would also like to recognize the contributions of the Active & Safe Central project team: Dr. Sarah Richmond, Dr. Amanda Black, the BCIRPU team, project advisors and collaborators, and the Canadian Injury Prevention Trainee Network.

Thank you to all of those who voted for our video during the knowledge translation component of the competition. We would also like to congratulate all of the winners of this year’s competition.

Watch the video on YouTube.