BCIRPU Annual Report 2015/2016


In the 2015/2016 operating period, BCIRPU continued its successful program of injury surveillance and research. Highlights during this operating period included the completion of the Injury Prevention Casebook – making the case for investment in injury prevention as part of the promotion and development of healthier individuals, families and communities in BC. Work included the production of a support slide presentation, infographic and promotional video for Health Authorities. BCIRPU also continued its leading-edge work on the Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT), completing the module for teachers and educators, undertaking an evaluation of the module for parents, coaches and athletes, and producing regional concussion reports for each of the Health Authorities. BCIRPU also continued significant input to the completion of the PHO Report on Road Safety in BC, Where the Rubber Meets the Road, which was released in March of 2016. Finally, the work of the CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention culminated with the release of the online resource, the Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury Prevention (www.injuryevidence.ca).

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