BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit

This program of injury research and surveillance has contributed to the understanding and prevention of unintentional and intentional injury in British Columbia and beyond. The unit has become a leader through its many partnerships and collaborations among provincial, national and international groups. The mission of the injury unit is to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury among all age groups in BC.

Research projects and interests include:

  • Unintentional and intentional injury surveillance and prevention
  • Evidence-based practice for reducing falls
  • Sport and recreational injuries – specialization in concussions and head injuries

More details below.

Unintentional and intentional injury surveillance and prevention program

Ian Pike
Email: ipike@cw.bc.ca

  • Social and cultural determinants of injury among new Canadians in British Columbia
  • Surveillance: BC Children's Hospital Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP)
  • Education and knowledge transfer: Strategic planning for youth suicide and abuse prevention
  • Public information: Providing accessible resources to public, media, and stakeholders

Evidence-based practice for reducing falls

Vicky Scott
Email: vicky.scott@gov.bc.ca

  • Projects at national and regional levels in collaboration with heath authorities to support evidence-based research for reducing falls and injuries for all age groups
  • Site selection for research projects through vital links to residential facilities and home and community service for seniors

Sport and recreational injuries – specialization in concussions and head injuries

Shelina Babul
Email: sbabul@cw.bc.ca

  • Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit (CATT) for Health Practitioners
  • Burden of Concussion in Children & Youth Report (commissioned by Child Health BC)
  • Concussion in BC Campaign – in partnership with Preventable
  • Football BC Concussion Clipboard Study

For more information, visit www.injuryresearch.bc.ca