Injuries cause pain. If a serious injury doesn't kill you, it can change the rest of your life, damage your relationships, and cost you a lot of money.
The Injury Prevention Centre is part of the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta and is dedicated to helping Albertans and our governments make safe choices the easy choices.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. In fact, 20 to 30 per cent of seniors in Alberta will fall at least once a year.
After a fall, many people are unable to live the way they want. They may lose their independence or live in fear of falling again. Falling is not a natural pa...Read More
With a focus on drug-impaired driving, as well as distracted and aggressive driving, we kick off National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW)! This campaign takes place from October 20 to 26 across Canada and engages communities to raise awareness about the ways young drivers can remain safe on our road...Read More
Pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, but also have a responsibility to cross safely.
In 2018, there were 250 collisions involving pedestrians in Edmonton. Sadly, 251 people were injured and six died.
Injury Prevention Centre expert, Kathy Belton, provides some tips for pedestrians ...Read More