June 5-11th is National Safe Kids Week. This year’s theme is promoting safe and active transportation. Whether you walk, bike, or wheel (i.e. skateboard or scooter), active transportation is an option for all ages and abilities. For more information, visit www.parachutecanada.org/skw-resources
To celebrate Safe Kids Week, the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP) and Child Safety Link (CSL) are excited to announce the release of the Atlantic Canada Child & Youth Unintentional Injury Hospitalization Report: 10 Years in Review (2004-2013). The purpose of this report is to review trends related to unintentional injuries suffered by children and youth living in Atlantic Canada. A supporting infographic has also been developed.
We encourage you to share the report with public health practitioners, decision-makers, provincial and municipal government, injury prevention stakeholders, health care professionals, and researchers, and use the Hastag: #safekidsATL on your social media channels.
Thank you for your continued support in child and youth injury prevention.