Overview

Injury is the leading cause of death and disability among Canadians and kills more children and young people than all other causes combined. The cost of injury is tremendous, estimated at some $19.6 billion annually in Canada. Injury prevention offers one of the most promising ways of reducing deaths, hospitalizations and related health care costs.

Injury often takes a back seat to less serious health concerns, because people believe that injuries are "accidents" or "fate," – an inevitable part of life –

and can neither be predicted nor prevented. Most injuries, however, have distinct patterns and are, therefore, predictable and preventable. Where good prevention efforts have been introduced, there have been significant reductions in disability and loss of life, such as with mandatory seat belt and child passenger restraint laws.

BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) conducts a comprehensive program of injury surveillance and research that contributes to improved understanding and prevention of injury. BCIRPU is a leader in the development of evidence-based prevention strategies, and has a solid reputation among the provincial, national and international injury prevention communities.

Publications

Applying the health action process approach to bicycle helmet use and evaluating a social marketing campaign
Injury Prevention
Florian M Karl and Jennifer Smith and Shannon Piedt and Kate Turcotte and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042399
08/2017

Risky Play and Children’s Safety: Balancing Priorities for Optimal Child Development
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Mariana Brussoni and Lise L. Olsen and Ian Pike and David A. Sleet
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph9093134
08/2012

Perceptions of injury risk associated with booster seats and seatbelts: the ejection stereotype hypothesis
Hypothesis
DOI: 10.5779/hypothesis.v14i1.455
04/2017

The Canadian Atlas of Child and Youth Injury: Mobilizing Injury Surveillance Data to Launch a National Knowledge Translation Tool
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Ian Pike and Jennifer Smith and Samar Al-Hajj and Pamela Fuselli and Alison Macpherson
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14090982
08/2017

Collaborative Visual Analytics: A Health Analytics Approach to Injury Prevention
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Samar Al-Hajj and Brian Fisher and Jennifer Smith and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14091056
09/2017

Fatal injuries in real world crashes: regional patterns in youth driver and motorcyclist collision deaths in British Columbia, 2004-2012
BC Medical Journal
2016

Barriers and Enablers to Enacting Child and Youth Related Injury Prevention Legislation in Canada
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Linda Rothman and Ian Pike and Kathy Belton and Lise Olsen and Pam Fuselli and Alison Macpherson
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070656
07/2016

Disparities in Paediatric Injury Mortality between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Populations in British Columbia, 2001–2009
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Ofer Amram and Blake Walker and Nadine Schuurman and Ian Pike and Natalie Yanchar
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph13070651
07/2016

Establishing an injury indicator for severe paediatric injury
Injury Prevention
Ian Pike and Mina Khalil and Natalie L Yanchar and Hala Tamim and Avery B Nathens and Alison K Macpherson
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042028
08/2016

Developing injury indicators for Canadian children and youth: a modified-Delphi approach
Injury Prevention
I. Pike and S. Piedt and L. Warda and N. Yanchar and C. Macarthur and S. Babul and A. K. Macpherson
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2009.025007
06/2010

The built environment and active transportation safety in children and youth: a study protocol
BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7024-6
12/2019

The association of material deprivation component measures with injury hospital separations in British Columbia, Canada
Injury Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1186/s40621-019-0198-7
12/2019

Pediatric Burns Among Refugee Communities in Lebanon: Evidence to Inform Policies and Programs.
Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association
Al-Hajj S and Pike I and Oneissi A and Zheng A and Abu-Sittah G
DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irz080
PubMed: 31368496
08/2019

Mixed methods study exploring parent engagement in child health research in British Columbia.
BMJ open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025404
PubMed: 31154301
06/2019

'Active & Safe Central': development of an online resource for the prevention of injury in sport and recreational activity.
Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043164
PubMed: 31088897
05/2019

Public attitudes towards the preventability of transport and non-transport related injuries: Can a social marketing campaign make a difference?
Preventive Medicine Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.12.010
03/2019

Area-based socioeconomic disparities in mortality due to unintentional injury and youth suicide in British Columbia, 2009–2013
Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
DOI: 10.24095/hpcdp.39.2.01
02/2019

Childhood road traffic injuries in Canada - a provincial comparison of transport injury rates over time.
BMC public health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6269-9
PubMed: 30522470
12/2018

"Where does the high road lead?" Potential implications of cannabis legalization for pediatric injuries in Canada.
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
DOI: 10.17269/s41997-018-0137-3
PubMed: 30264194
09/2018

An interprovincial comparison of unintentional childhood injury rates in Canada for the period 2006-2012.
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
DOI: 10.17269/s41997-018-0112-z
PubMed: 30073552
08/2018

Eight-year outcome of implementation of abusive head trauma prevention.
Child abuse & neglect
DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.004
PubMed: 30077049
08/2018

Do socio-economic determinants affect residential fire-related injuries and deaths among Canadian children?
Paediatrics & Child Health
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxy054.117
05/2018

Metrics to assess injury prevention programs for young workers in high-risk occupations: a scoping review of the literature.
Health promotion and chronic disease prevention in Canada : research, policy and practice
DOI: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.5.01
PubMed: 29767619
05/2018

2018 Trauma Association of Canada Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts.
Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie
DOI: 10.1503/cjs.004018
PubMed: 29509138
04/2018

Canadian Child Safety Report Card: a comparison of injury prevention practices across provinces.
Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-042745
PubMed: 29567803
03/2018

E-cigarettes: A new hazard for children and adolescents.
Paediatrics & child health
DOI: 10.1093/pch/pxx204
PubMed: 30038531
03/2018

Go Play Outside! Effects of a risk-reframing tool on mothers' tolerance for, and parenting practices associated with, children's risky play: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Trials
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2552-4
PubMed: 29514699
03/2018

Social marketing to address attitudes and behaviours related to preventable injuries in British Columbia, Canada.
Injury prevention : journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2017-042651
PubMed: 29549106
03/2018

A systematic review of the risk factors and interventions for the prevention of playground injuries.
Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
DOI: 10.17269/s41997-018-0035-8
PubMed: 29981068
02/2018

The online concussion awareness training tool (catt)
British Journal of Sports Medicine
Shelina Babul and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097270.187
05/2017

337 Social marketing to reduce preventable injuries in BC, Canada
Injury Prevention
Ian Pike and Shannon Piedt and Kevin Lafreniere
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.337
09/2016

Development and Validation of the Bicultural Youth Acculturation Questionnaire
PLOS ONE
Atif Kukaswadia and Ian Janssen and William Pickett and Jasmine Bajwa and Katholiki Georgiades and Richard N. Lalonde and Elizabeth C. Quon and Saba Safdar and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161048
08/2016

Understanding clusters of risk factors across different environmental and social contexts for the prediction of injuries among Canadian youth
Injury
K. Russell and C. Davison and N. King and I. Pike and W. Pickett
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.11.030
05/2016

Assessing access to paediatric trauma centres in Canada, and the impact of the golden hour on length of stay at the hospital: an observational study
BMJ Open
Ofer Amram and Nadine Schuurman and Ian Pike and Michael Friger and Natalie L Yanchar
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010274
01/2016

Reprint of “Media reporting of traffic legislation changes in British Columbia (2010)”
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Jeffrey R. Brubacher and Ediweera Desapriya and Herbert Chan and Yamesha Ranatunga and Rahana Harjee and Shannon Erdelyi and Mark Asbridge and Roy Purssell and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2016.11.005
2016

Use of geographic information systems to assess the error associated with the use of place of residence in injury research
Injury Epidemiology
Ofer Amram and Nadine Schuurman and Natalie L. Yanchar and Ian Pike and Michael Friger and Donald Griesdale
DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0059-y
11/2015

Media reporting of traffic legislation changes in British Columbia (2010)
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Jeffrey R. Brubacher and Ediweera Desapriya and Herbert Chan and Yamesha Ranatunga and Rahana Harjee and Shannon Erdelyi and Mark Asbridge and Roy Purssell and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.05.022
09/2015

Is it safe in numbers?
Injury Prevention
Nicola Christie and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041687
07/2015

An evaluation of evidence-based paediatric injury prevention policies across Canada
BMC Public Health
Alison K. Macpherson and Mariana Brussoni and Pamela Fuselli and Tara Middaugh-Bonney and Shannon Piedt and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1986-9
07/2015

55 Preventable: the effects of a social marketing campaign to reduce preventable injuries in BC, Canada
Injury Prevention
Ian Pike and Kevin Lafreniere
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041654.55
04/2015

Understanding clusters of risk factors across different physical contexts for the prediction of injuries among canadian youth
Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041654.9
04/2015

Preventing adverse concussion outcomes: the online concussion awareness training toolkit
Injury Prevention
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041654.70
04/2015

Youth injury prevention in Canada: use of the Delphi method to develop recommendations
BMC Public Health
Ian Pike and Shannon Piedt and Colleen M. Davison and Kelly Russell and Alison K. Macpherson and William Pickett
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2600-x
2015

Indigenous ethnicity as a social determinant of exposure to riskier modes of transport: A survey study in Taiwan
Journal of Transport & Health
Stephen W. Pan and Chun-Tsai Hsu and Mariana Brussoni and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.09.003
2015

Socio Economic Status and Traumatic Brain Injury amongst Pediatric Populations: A Spatial Analysis in Greater Vancouver
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Ofer Amram and Nadine Schuurman and Ian Pike and Natalie Yanchar and Michael Friger and Paul McBeth and Donald Griesdale
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121215009
2015

Reduction in Fatalities, Ambulance Calls, and Hospital Admissions for Road Trauma After Implementation of New Traffic Laws
American Journal of Public Health
Jeffrey R. Brubacher and Herbert Chan and Penelope Brasher and Shannon Erdelyi and Edi Desapriya and Mark Asbridge and Roy Purssell and Scott Macdonald and Nadine Schuurman and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2014.302068
10/2014

A Systematic Review of Community Interventions to Improve Aboriginal Child Passenger Safety
American Journal of Public Health
Takuro Ishikawa and Eugenia Oudie and Ediriweera Desapriya and Kate Turcotte and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2013.301683
06/2014

Vision screening of older drivers for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Ediriweera Desapriya and Rahana Harjee and Jeffrey Brubacher and Herbert Chan and D Sesath Hewapathirane and Sayed Subzwari and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.cd006252.pub4
02/2014

Can child injury prevention include healthy risk promotion?
Injury Prevention
Mariana Brussoni and Sara Brunelle and Ian Pike and Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter and Susan Herrington and Heather Turner and Scott Belair and Louise Logan and Pamela Fuselli and David J Ball
DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2014-041241
2014

Evaluating the benefits of second-eye cataract surgery among the elderly
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Takuro Ishikawa and Ediriweera Desapriya and Maneesh Puri and John M. Kerr and D. Sesath Hewapathirane and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2013.08.033
10/2013

Central Visual Field Loss and Driving
JAMA Ophthalmology
Ediriweera Desapriya and D. Sesath Hewapathirane and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.434
06/2013

Visual Analytics for Public Health: Supporting Knowledge Construction and Decision-Making
2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Samar Al-Hajj and Ian Pike and Bernhard Riecke and Brian Fisher
DOI: 10.1109/hicss.2013.599
01/2013

We need evidence based tools to identify medically at risk drivers
BMJ
E. Desapriya and Y. Ranatunga and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.e7087
10/2012

Vulnerable Child Pedestrians in Rapidly Motorizing Developing Countries
Journal of Emergency Nursing
Ediriweera Desapriya and Kate Turcotte and Eshani Fernando and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.05.026
09/2012

Using International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Codes to Estimate Abusive Head Trauma in Children
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Takeo Fujiwara and Ronald G. Barr and Rollin F. Brant and Fahra Rajabali and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.04.028
08/2012

Child Occupants and Side-Impact Crashes: Commentary
Journal of Emergency Nursing
Ediriweera Desapriya and Lionel Samayawardhena and Aruna Somasiri and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.jen.2011.03.012
07/2011

Impact of the 1994 Alcohol Production and Sales Deregulation Policy on Traffic Crashes and Fatalities in Japan
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Ediriweera Desapriya and Takeo Fujiwara and Namrata Dutt and Neil Arason and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511404398
04/2011

Injury prevention in child death review: child pedestrian fatalities
Injury Prevention
E. Desapriya and M. Sones and T. Ramanzin and S. Weinstein and G. Scime and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.026914
01/2011

Is Blood Alcohol Level a Good Predictor for Injury Severity Outcomes in Motor Vehicle Crash Victims?
Emergency Medicine International
Bikaramjit Mann and Ediriweera Desapriya and Takeo Fujiwara and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1155/2011/616323
2011

Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Injury or Mortality in Motor Vehicle Crashes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Ediriweera Desapriya and Scime Giulia and Sayed Subzwari and Dinithi C. Peiris and Kate Turcotte and Ian Pike and Deborah Sasges and D. Sesath Hewapathirane
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511430720
2011

Injury rates in Canadian Ontario first nation communities
Injury Prevention
A. Macpherson and D. Jones-Keeshig and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.910
09/2010

Youth injuries in British Columbia: type, settings, treatment and costs, 2003–2007
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Bonnie Leadbeater and Shelina Babul and Mikael Jansson and Giulia Scime and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1080/17457300903564561
06/2010

Action indicators for injury prevention
Injury Prevention
J. M. MacKay and A. K. Macpherson and I. Pike and J. Vincenten and R. McClure
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2008.021444
06/2010

Comparison of On-Reserve Road Versus Off-Reserve Road Motor Vehicle Crashes in Saskatchewan, Canada
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Ediriweera Desapriya and Takeo Fujiwara and Pamela Verma and Shelina Babul and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1177/1010539510361787
05/2010

Vision improvement and reduction in falls after expedited cataract surgery
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Ediriweera Desapriya and Sayed Subzwari and Giulia Scime-Beltrano and Lionel A. Samayawardhena and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2009.07.032
01/2010

Do Light Truck Vehicles (LTV) Impose Greater Risk of Pedestrian Injury Than Passenger Cars? A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
Traffic Injury Prevention
E. Desapriya and S. Subzwari and D. Sasges and A. Basic and A. Alidina and K. Turcotte and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1080/15389580903390623
01/2010

SMOKING INSIDE VEHICLES SHOULD BE BANNED GLOBALLY
American Journal of Public Health
Ediriweera Desapriya and Kate Turcotte and Sayed Subzwari and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2009.160127
07/2009

Globally we need more comprehensive vision-screening strategies
British Journal of Ophthalmology
E Desapriya and S Subzwari and I Pike
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2008.155986
05/2009

Prevention of baby-walker-related injury
The Lancet
Ediriweera Desapriya and Giulia Scime and Sayed Subzwari and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(09)60201-4
02/2009

Are 1994 alcohol production and the sales deregulation policy in Japan associated with increased road traffic fatalities among adult and teenage males and females in Japan?
Japanese Journal of Alcohol Studies & Drug Dependence
2009

Comparison of motor vehicle collision and non-motor vehicle collisions related child restraint seat injuries in British Columbia: 1997-2002
African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention
E Desapriya and A Basic and I Pike
DOI: 10.4314/asp.v6i1.31651
11/2008

Effectiveness of cataract surgery in reducing driving-related difficulties: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Injury Prevention
S Subzwari and E Desapriya and G Scime and S Babul and K Jivani and I Pike
DOI: 10.1136/ip.2007.017830
10/2008

The appropriate and inappropriate use of child restraint seats in Manitoba
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
John Blair and Angeliki Perdios and Shelina Babul and Kevin Young and Janice Beckles and Ian Pike and Peter Cripton and Debbie Sasges and Krishore Mulpuri and Ediriweera Desapriya
DOI: 10.1080/17457300802340980
09/2008

Compulsory child restraint seat law and motor vehicle child occupant deaths and injuries in Japan 1994–2005
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. Desapriya and T. Fujiwara and G. Scime and S. Babul and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1080/17457300802080602
06/2008

Conventional vision screening tests and older driver motor vehicle crash prevention
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. Desapriya and S. Subzwari and T. Fujiwara and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1080/17457300802150926
06/2008

Cost effectiveness of cataract surgery
British Journal of Ophthalmology
E Desapriya and G Scime and I Pike and P Joshi and S Subzwari
DOI: 10.1136/bjo.2007.131821
04/2008

The safety of older drivers
Canadian Medical Association Journal
E. Desapriya and I. Pike and G. Scime and S. S. MHSc MBBS
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1070138
11/2007

Impact of lowering the legal blood alcohol concentration limit to 0.03 on male, female and teenage drivers involved alcohol-related crashes in Japan
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. Desapriya and I. Pike and S. Subzwari and G. Scime and S. Shimizu
DOI: 10.1080/17457300701440634
09/2007

Analysis of paediatric injuries related to child restraint seats: Are children at higher risk of injury outside the vehicle than inside?
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. B. R. Desapriya and I. Pike and A. Singhal
DOI: 10.1080/17457300701577252
09/2007

Deterrent to Healthy Lifestyles in Our Communities
PEDIATRICS
E. B.R. Desapriya and I. Pike and A. Basic and S. Subzwari
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2007-0370
05/2007

SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLES AND VULNERABLE ROAD USERS
American Journal of Public Health
Ediriweera Desapriya and Ian Pike and Kate Turcotte
DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2006.107375
04/2007

Effects of Graduated Driver Licensing on Fatalities in 16-Year-Olds
PEDIATRICS
E. Desapriya and P. Joshi and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2006-2165
11/2006

Promotion of traditional lifestyles
Canadian Medical Association Journal
E. Desapriya and I. Pike
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.1060104
10/2006

Injury-related mortality and indigenous people
The Lancet
E Desapriya and I Pike and S Subzwari
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(06)69189-7
08/2006

Severity of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes in British Columbia: case – control study
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. Desapriya and I. Pike and P. Raina
DOI: 10.1080/17457300500172685
06/2006

PUBLIC ATTITUDES, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
IATSS Research
E. DESAPRIYA and I. PIKE and S. BABUL
DOI: 10.1016/s0386-1112(14)60160-6
2006

The risk of injury and vehicle damage in vehicle mismatched crashes
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Ediriweera Desapriya and Mary Chipman and Pamela Joshi and Ian Pike
DOI: 10.1080/1566097042000265782
09/2005

THE RISK OF INJURY AND VEHICLE DAMAGE SEVERITY IN VEHICLE MISMATCHED SIDE IMPACT CRASHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
IATSS Research
Ediriweera DESAPRIYA and Ian PIKE and Jacqueline KINNEY
DOI: 10.1016/s0386-1112(14)60134-5
2005

Second hand smoke (SHS) and child health
Pediatrics
2005

THE INJURY SEVERITY RATE DIFFERENCES IN PASSENGER CARS AND PICK UP TRUCKS RELATED TWO VEHICLE INVOLVED MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
IATSS Research
E.B.R. DESAPRIYA and I. PIKE and M. BRUSSONI and G. HAN
DOI: 10.1016/s0386-1112(14)60107-2
2004

Child motor vehicle occupant and pedestrian casualties before and after enactment of Child Restraint Seats Legislation in Japan
International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
E. B. R. Desapriya and Nobutada Iwase and Ian Pike and Mariana Brussoni and Michael Papsdorf
DOI: 10.1080/156609704/233/289797
2004

The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Related Work and Personal Factors Among Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Journal of Healthcare Safety, Compliance and Infection Control
1999

The Prevalence of Musculoskeleta Disorders Among Diagnostic Medical Sonograhers
Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
DOI: 10.1177/875647939701300501
1997

Gender Specific Trends in Fitness and Anthropometric Parameters in a Selected Saskatchewan Sample, Aged 65–75 Years
Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement
Robert G. McCulloch and Donald J. Clark and Ian Pike and Yvonne M. Slobodian
DOI: 10.1017/s071498080000653x
01/1994

weight management attitudes and behaviours in young elite athletes
CAHPER/ACSEPL Research Supplement
1994

Research

SURVEILLANCE
Project example: Making BC Injury Data available and accessible online
Until recently, injury data was the purview of select injury epidemiologists and analysts. Injury prevention and public health practitioners had little direct data in order to understand the causes of injury death, hospitalization and emergency room visits. Further, many of the important questions related to the circumstances of injury - What was the person doing when the injury happened? What went wrong? Where did it happen? What are the social circumstances in which the person lives? - were unknown. The Injury Data On-Line Tool (iDOT) is an interactive resource allowing users to ask specific questions of injury data though a series of selectable menus, and to produce customized tables, charts and maps to display trends, patterns and detailed injury information.

EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
Example: The Development of a Web Portal and Injury Indicator Dashboard to Translate Knowledge to Injury Prevention Policy and Practice
A dashboard is defined as a graphical user interface that organizes and presents information in a format that is easy to read and interpret. In its simplest form, the child and youth injury indicator dashboard is a visual representation designed to provide salient information and to assess different aspects of the performance of the child and youth injury prevention system in Canada, allowing practitioners, policy makers and researchers to make timely decisions with regard to child and youth injury prevention improvements, and to assess and monitor those decisions over time. The dashboard will be developed as part of a child and youth injury web portal providing links to child and youth injury prevention evidence and tools.

Example: Social Marketing to Prevent Injury
A strategic alliance with The Community Against Preventable Injuries has been developed to develop and implement social marketing campaigns to prevent serious injury in BC. This project’s initial objectives are to: 1) establish an overall injury prevention "brand" in BC; 2) engage multiple partners with emphasis on private sector leadership; 3) establish a critical mass necessary to transform societal attitudes and behaviors; and, 4) strategic implementation of campaigns to align with other injury prevention initiatives in BC.

RESEARCH
Example: Developing Injury Indicators for Canadian Children and Youth, and First Nations & Inuit Children and Youth
A multidisciplinary, cross-pillar research team has identified 34 national injury indicators for children and youth. Current research is focused on demonstrating the utility of a sub-set of policy indicators. Future grant applications will allow for the validation and uptake of the remaining indicators, as well as the development of a web-based portal and indicators dashboard. Two important extensions of this project has been: 1) the development of 27 injury indicators for First Nations and Inuit children and youth, and 2) the start of the development of a deprivation index in order to examine the relationship between injury and the social circumstances in which children and youth live.

Example: Safe Play Spaces - Risky Play and Healthy Child Development
The design of safe playgrounds and play spaces is an important consideration that must be balanced with healthy child development that includes exposure to and management of risk by the child. Some authors have gone so far as to characterize today’s play spaces as so safe that they lead to a ‘risk deficit disorder’ and that it is time to reintroduce risk exposure as a necessary element of child play. For many injury prevention professionals, whose effort is to prevent all injuries, this is challenging and creates considerable concern. The question at hand is whether play spaces can be designed to include ‘healthy risk exposure’ while ensuring the prevention of serious injuries. Can we design play spaces to be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible?

Grants

Active & Safe BC: Injury Prevention for Sport and Physical Activity. BC Healthy Living Alliance. $500,000. 2016 - 2018

Planning a new Networks of Centres of Excellence – Visualizing the InjurySafetyNet. CIHR. $10,000. 2016 - 2017

Changing Awareness, Attitudes and Behaviours in an Evidence-Informed Social Marketing Campaign to Reduce Recreational Boating Injuries in British Columbia. Transport Canada. $1,227,660. 2017 - 2020

Go play outside! Reframing risk to promote children’s outdoor play. Lawson Foundation. $350,000. 2015 - 2018

The Voices of Children and Youth: Community Injury Prevention through Visual Storytelling and Intervention (VOICES). CIHR. $315,000. 2017 - 2019

Honours & Awards

CFRI Special Salary Award, Child and Family Research Institute (2008 - present)

International Safety Media Awards (ISMA): awarded at the World Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference (2018)

UBC President’s Award for Public Education through Media (2017)

BCRICWH Investigatorship Award, Child and Family Research Institute (2004 - present)

Research Group Members

Emilie Beaulieu
Samantha Bruin, Communications Coordinator
Edi Desapriya, Community Mobilizer
Anand Dhatt, Summer Student
Emily Goodwin, Volunteer
Gabby Hadley, UBC Practicum Summer Student
Reed Huber, Summer Student
Claire Humphreys, Research Manager
Aygun Ibrahimova, Volunteer
Aayushi Joshi, Student
Mojgan Karbakhsh, PostDoc/BCIRPU
Jim Li, Summer Student
Rachel Ma, Communications Assistant
Kiran Mann, Summer Student
Joanie Maynard, Research Asst/Tech 2
Maureen Nolan, Researcher/BCIRPU
Megan Oakey, Provincial Manager for Injury and Falls Prevention
Samantha Pawer, Research Assistant
Colleen Pawliuk, Research Librarian, Researcher
Rachel Ramsden, Trainee
Karen Sadler, PURPLE Program Coordinator
Diana Samarakkody, Community Mobilizer/Coordinator
Kyle Scoten, Summer Student
Jennifer Smith, Research Manager
Pegah Tavakolfar, Research Assistant
Nathan Yan, Research Student
Anita Yau, Research Assisstant
Atousa Zargaran, Researcher/BCIRPU