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Injury Prevention

Many injuries are predictable and preventable. They often result from unsafe environments, conditions and behaviours. By recognizing, changing and controlling these factors, many injuries can be avoided

Injuries happen to people of all ages in all sorts of settings. The health unit’s work focuses on injuries from:

  • falling
  • health-related difficulties
  • concussions
  • sports and recreation activities (land and water)
  • motorized vehicles
  • pedestrian and wheeled activities, like cycling, scootering, skateboarding and in-line skating

The health unit works with partners to prevent injuries in our communities.

We:

  • Lead or collaborate with community partners to build injury prevention strategies
  • Provide research and resources for community stakeholders.
  • Assess and modify our health programs and services to decrease injuries.
  • Advocate for policy change that will reduce injuries.

What Matters to Your Health

Fall Prevention

An injury from a fall can be a life-changing event for an older adult. Identifying fall hazards and preventing a fall is important.  So is staying healthy and active as we age. A safe environment is a good first step, but there are many other ways to prevent a fall. We have many tips on safely getting out of chairs or bed, use of canes, managing medication, and modifying your home to avoid a fall.

Smart Risks

Sports and recreation are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, they do come with a risk of injury. To manage this risk we encourage you and your family to:

  • Look first.
  • Get trained.
  • Wear the gear.
  • Buckle up.
  • Drive sober.
  • Seek help.

For more information:

Call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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