2018-2019 marked 20 years of the British Columbia Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) working to reduce disability and death from injuries in British Columbia (BC). Our efforts in supporting BC’s health authorities and the larger injury prevention community, providing data and surveillance services, undertaking research, influencing policy, and educating the public have continued since we opened our doors in 1998.
A sincere thank you to our staff members and collaborators from the health authorities, government, BC Injury Prevention Committee, BC Injury Prevention Alliance, and research community for their support and continued collaboration. We would like to thank the Provincial Health Services Authority and the BC Centre for Disease Control for their generous funding to BCIRPU—their ongoing guidance and support is invaluable. We want to extend considerable gratitude to Dr. Allison Eddy and the Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, and to Dr. Wyeth Wasserman and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute for providing the environment and ongoing resources that support our research efforts. Finally, we thank the injury prevention communities, research institutes, and NGOs for their collaboration and continuous support as key partners in building capacity to better address injury prevention in BC and beyond.
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