The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research.
Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations which include time for questions from participants.
The Canadian Child Safety Report Card: A Comparison of Injury Prevention Practices Across Provinces
Dr. Liraz Fridman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children
Summary: The Canadian Child Safety Report Card is the first interprovincial report card that exists in Canada to our knowledge that compares children and youth on injury related hospitalization and death rates by province. The report card ranks provinces based on three measures with five metrics including morbidity, mortality, and policy indicators over time (2006-2012). Where applicable, we have reviewed evidence-based injury prevention interventions and compared them between provinces over a seven-year period including graduated driver’s licensing, bicycle helmet legislation, booster seat legislation, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, pedestrian safety laws, and distracted driving. This webinar will outline which provinces have the lowest and highest hospitalization and death rates from a number of injury-related causes, which provinces have the strongest evidence-based prevention policies, and how each province ranked overall in Canada.
Biography: Dr. Liraz Fridman is a Postdoctoral Fellow jointly at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Calgary and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed her PhD at York University in 2017 with a focus on evidence-based injury prevention policies across provinces. Her current research interests include road traffic related injury prevention with a focus on pedestrian motor vehicle collision prevention in children and youth.
Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 10:00 to 11:00 AM PST