Child Safety Link, in partnership with the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP), recently released a new report titled: Atlantic Canada Child & Youth Unintentional Injury Hospitalizations: 10 Years in Review [2004-2013]. This report builds on the previous one from 2005 in order to help identify the more common types and causes of injuries to children and youth in Atlantic Canada.
Although hospital admissions due to unintentional injury are decreasing, the rates in Atlantic Canada are still significantly higher than the national rates. The NB Trauma Program, along with other provincial stakeholders, is committed to increasing awareness about how injuries can be prevented. Whether you are a concerned parent, a youth, a teacher or a coach, we all have a role to play in order to help reduce the impact of injuries in New Brunswick.
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