BCIRPU WEBINAR: The Canadian Child Safety Report Card – A Comparison Of Injury Prevention Practices Across Provinces

Thursday, July 19, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM PST


Dr. Liraz Fridman

Postdoctoral Fellow, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and the Hospital for Sick Children

Summary: The Canadian Child Safety Report Card is the first interprovincial report card that exists in Canada to our knowledge that compares children and youth on injury related hospitalization and death rates by province. The report card ranks provinces based on three measures with five metrics including morbidity, mortality, and policy indicators over time (2006-2012). Where applicable, we have reviewed evidence-based injury prevention interventions and compared them between provinces over a seven-year period including graduated driver’s licensing, bicycle helmet legislation, booster seat legislation, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, pedestrian safety laws, and distracted driving. This webinar will outline which provinces have the lowest and highest hospitalization and death rates from a number of injury-related causes, which provinces have the strongest evidence-based prevention policies, and how each province ranked overall in Canada.

Biography: Dr. Liraz Fridman is a Postdoctoral Fellow jointly at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Calgary and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed her PhD at York University in 2017 with a focus on evidence-based injury prevention policies across provinces. Her current research interests include road traffic related injury prevention with a focus on pedestrian motor vehicle collision prevention in children and youth.


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