With 2016 marking the 20th year of Parachute Safe Kids Week, an awareness week addressing preventable child injuries, it is an appropriate time to visit the status of child injuries in Ontario. This issue of the Ontario Injury Compass uses ED visit and hospital discharge data to present child injury counts and rates, leading causes of injury, and key resources for injury prevention. A special focus on Parachute Safe Kids Week is also included.
ResourcesConcussion Awareness Training Tool
CATT Online provides free concussion toolkits, an online Concussion Response Tool, and downloadable resources. Developed by the BCIRPU, the CATT tool is a great resource for practitioners and residents of Ontario.
Find out what Injury Prevention working groups across Ontario are doing by visiting their microsites. Interested in a microsite for your working group? The OIPRC can help!
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) helps injury prevention professionals reduce injury in Ontario.
We do this through:
- knowledge translation and interpretation
- knowledge exchange and communication
- system planning
October 18, 2016
Save the date for the 2016 Not By Accident Conference!
October 22 - October 23, 2016
Participants can either become a certified instructor of the TCAFP program or, at a discounted rate, join to learn the TCAFP program.
November 21, 2016
Save the date for the Falls & Mobility Network's annual meeting.