Injury Prevention News - October 20, 2016

NS Releases Report on Seniors’ Falls Prevention
The NS Department of Health and Wellness released a report titled Seniors’ Falls in Nova Scotia: Current Status and Policy Approaches to Support Prevention. The purpose of the report is to identify opportunities where a policy approach to addressing seniors’ falls could be used across multiple settings. It is not intended to summarize all current initiatives ongoing in fall prevention.

The report has 3 sections:
1. Data on seniors’ fall-related injuries in Nova Scotia
2. A brief scan of the literature on policy approaches to support fall prevention work
3. Key informant interviews regarding policy approaches to support fall prevention work

See a copy of the full report attached.

Falls Prevention Month Website Now Available in French
The French website for Falls Prevention Month is now available. The website features a variety of French language resources as part of the toolkit. Falls Prevention Month organizers welcome all organizations to post their November initiatives on the online calendar. Visit

CARSP Conference – Abstract Deadline Extended
You now have until October 31st to submit an abstract to the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professional’s Conference. The Conference will take place June 18-21, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. The Call for Abstracts welcomes submissions from a broad array of road safety topics, and from both practitioners (i.e. those who are delivering programs or writing policy), and researchers/evaluators.

To submit an abstract and for conference updates, please click here.

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