Category: Unit News

Active & Safe BC Initiative

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Co-led by Drs. Shelina Babul and Ian Pike, the Active and Safe BC initiative Injury Prevention for Sport and Physical Activity, funded by the BC Healthy Living Alliance, was officially launched on August 22. The purpose of this initiative is to promote physical activity during leisure time by providing information on how to safely engage in structured physical activity and active recreational activities in order to improve the health and…

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2015 Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Post Campaign Survey

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Hosted by the British Columbia Falls & Injury Prevention Coalition (BCFIPC), the Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week campaign was held across British Columbia. The official “Fall Prevention Week” ran from November 2 to 8, 2015, while the campaign ran throughout the month of November 2015. Using a short survey, we are now asking for feedback to assess people’s awareness of the campaign, and if they felt the campaign helped increase…

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Register now for the upcoming CFPC course

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The next Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum on-line course is now open for registration on the University of Victoria Continuing Studies website. If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care or in the community, this updated five-week e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. The course is self-directed…

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BCIRPU Annual Report 2014/2015

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Injury prevention is about the practices of populations, communities and individuals that minimize the risk of injury in order to safeguard their health and well-being and to reduce the need for health care services. It is recognized that individual and collective choices are strongly influenced by the social, economic and physical conditions where people live, work, learn and play. In order that injury prevention choices become a reality, enabling and…

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Just released: two new reports on injury prevention in BC

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A new economic report shows that injuries cost British Columbia $3.7 billion in one year. The Economic Burden of Injury in British Columbia, published today by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), shows where injury prevention efforts could have the greatest return on investment for all age groups. The dollars include health care system costs, such as hospitalization and patient care expenses, as well as indirect costs of…

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Newsletter: The cost of injury in Canada

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Earlier this month Parachute Canada, in partnership with the Conference Board of Canada, released the Cost of Injury in Canada, 2015 report which quantifies the financial and societal burden of injury on our citizens, our health care system, and the Canadian economy.

Community Mobilizer/Coordinator

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We are hiring a Community Mobilizer/Coordinator responsible for leading the mobilization and activation of the BC injury prevention network. The incumbent will work to bring together various injury prevention networks active in the province, drawing on the networks of Parachute, BCiPLAN, BCIP-PAC and Preventable. See the full job description here »