Child Injury Prevention – Taking Action for the Health and Well-being of Children

Cara Zukewich, Child Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Saskatchewan Prevention Institute SASKATCHEWAN

PROGRAM SUMMARY:  Injuries are preventable, yet approximately 69 children die each year in Saskatchewan due to injury. The goal of this session is to raise awareness of injury risks and best practices to reduce the number of injury-related deaths and decrease the risk of life-altering injury. By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand:

  • the key concepts of injury prevention;
  • the top causes of injury-related hospitalization;
  • why children are more at risk for injury;
  • the child injury prevention strategies; and

the importance of promoting a culture of safety.

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