Injury Prevention News and Resources - September 2015

Injury Prevention News and Resources - September 2015

There has been lots of activity in the injury prevention community over the past several weeks and we want to be sure to share this work with you. Below you will find the newest updates, links, and information for your viewing.


1. Child Passenger Safety Week – Child Safety Link
Last week was Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13th – 19th). The theme of Child Passenger Safety Week this year was “Give your big kid a boost” and focused on booster seats. Child Safety Link put together several resources, which can be viewed here: http://childsafetylink.ca/child-passenger-safety/child-passenger-safety-week/

Use these resources to help promote and celebrate child passenger safety during the whole month of September!

2. National Teen Driver Safety Week – Parachute
This year National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 19th- 25th. National Teen Driver Safety Week is an awareness week through Parachute’s Project Gear Shift, with goals of raising public awareness of teen driver safety issues and encouraging communities to be part of the solution. 

For more information and to learn how to participate, visit: http://www.parachutecanada.org/programs/topic/C281

3. World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion – Call for Abstracts
Abstract submission for the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Safety 2016, is now open. The main theme for Safety 2016 is ‘From Research to Implementation’. The conference will be held September 18th – 21st, 2016 in Tampere, Finland.

To submit an abstract and/or to view the full list of conference topics, visit: https://www.thl.fi/en/web/injury-prevention/safety-2016

4. New Publication from PHAC on Fall-Related Injuries Among Seniors
The Public Health Agency of Canada released a new publication titled, Fall-related injuries among Canadian seniors, 2005-2013: an analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey, M. T. Do, V. C. Chang, N. Kuran, W. Thompson.

To view the full publication, visit: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/hpcdp-pspmc/35-7/ar-01-eng.php

5. New Documents on Alcohol & Suicide from Injury Free Nova Scotia
Injury Free Nova Scotia (IFNS) has recently completed a review of the literature on alcohol and suicide. A final report and infographic from this project can be found on their website at http://ifns.ca, under the topic of suicide prevention.







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