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National Injury Prevention Day

July 5, 2017 is National Injury Prevention Day (NIPD).

What is NIPD?

Parachute Canada is excited to introduce National Injury Prevention Day, a new annual recognition day to help build awareness of the devastating impact of injury. Injury is the number one killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44, where one child dies every nine hours.  

Parachute is launching National Injury Prevention Day on June 5, 2017 to shine a light on largely predictable and preventable injuries. Our goal is to help save more lives through education, knowledge and empowerment.

Quick Facts:

  • Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
  • Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada.
  • 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports.
  • 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are due to falls.

We have made improvements in the area of injury prevention but there's still more work to be done.

Labrador-Grenfell Health is proud to work with Parachute Canada and its partners to prevent injury prevention in our communities.

For more information, click this link.

Injury Prevention Timeline: Spotlight on Child Safety

Injury Prevention Timeline: Spotlight on Seat Belts

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