Injury Prevention News – September 30, 2015

Injury Prevention News - September 30, 2015

National Teen Driver Safety Week – Best Friends Forever Campaign

National Teen Driver Safety Week is now in its 3rd year.  From October 19th to 25th Parachute will be raising awareness across Canada around teen driver safety through youth and community engagement and the key messaging will focus on distracted driving. This year will integrate Parachute's Best Friends Forever communications campaign into this awareness week. Best friends are the people you make plans with, the people you talk to, and the people with whom you share the most important things. If you care about your best friend, let them know that teen driver safety is a huge issue in Canada. Follow the conversation at #BFF #PracticeSafeText. Check out Parachute’s NTDSW page for more resources, and to order your Campaign Toolkit:

Join Parachute in making these completely preventable injuries a thing of the past, and ensure that you and your best friends remain Best Friends Forever. For more information, contact Jacqueline Nadeau at

The Policy Readiness Tool: Assessing Readiness for Policy Change
The Policy Readiness Tool is a self-administered questionnaire that can be used to assess a community or organization’s readiness for policy change. The purpose of the Tool is to help advocates and policy developers encourage the adoption of healthy public policy within communities or organizations.The Policy Readiness Tool was developed with support from the Alberta Policy Coalition for Cancer Prevention (APCCP). The APCCP is housed in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB). The initial project idea for the Policy Readiness Tool emerged from research on the diffusion of smoke-free bylaws, conducted by Dr. Candace Nykiforuk and colleagues.

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