Archive: December 12, 2014

BC sector-wide road safety calendar

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The BC Road Safety Strategy Education & Awareness Working Committee has just released a road safety calendar, a guide to the key provincial road safety campaigns, events and activities taking place each year in BC. Open/Download Calendar (PDF) »

Falls prevention through integrated healthcare

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For our last webinar of 2014 we were joined by Ms. Isobel McDonald from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) for an excellent presentation on community-based falls prevention programming in First Nations communities. With many initiatives underway at the year-old FNHA, Ms. McDonald highlighted their partnership with the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) and the Elder Safety Program (ESP) developed by Dr. Vicky Scott at BCIRPU, a newly…

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Great resource: Be Smart, Don’t Choke

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Most parents whose children have recovered from a choking episode state that they had “no idea” that the foreign body was a potential choking hazard. A danger that lies somewhat under the radar, choking and suffocation is responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada.1 With the aim of promoting greater education around choking prevention, the BC Children’s Hospital and UBC have…

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