May 17, 2017
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Updated Report: Concussion Among Children & Youth in BC
We are pleased to announce that we have released a updated report on the burden of concussion among children and youth in BC. The report is to be used to facilitate discussion of the need for standardized concussion prevention, diagnosis, and management specific to children and youth, and is an update of our 2013 concussion report.
Read the report.
Injury Insight: Pedestrian Injury
Nearly 1 in 5 people killed in car crashes every year in BC are pedestrians, according to the Insurance Corporation of BC. In 2013, there were approximately 2,200 motor vehicle crashes (MVC) involving pedestrians across the province, resulting in 2,300 pedestrian injuries and 52 pedestrian fatalities.
Our latest Injury Insight provides information on the burden of pedestrian-involved MVCs. Read the report.
Concussion Hospitalization Data Visualization Tool
We have an interactive tool on our website that allows you to view concussion hospitalization data in BC. Visit our website and use the drop-down feature on the right to sort by region and age group.
Injury Data Online Tool updates
Updated data is available in the Injury Related Deaths and Traffic Accident System sections of our Injury Data Online Tool (iDOT©).
Go to the iDOT to view these new updates and our other data sets.
Dr. Mariana Brussoni receives Seed Grant
BCIRPU Academic Scientist Dr. Mariana Brussoni and PhD Student Ms. Allison Ezzat have received a 2016–2017 Evidence to Innovation Seed Grant from BCCHR.
This award allows the researchers to explore their project, "Physical activity participation and health-related outcomes in adolescent females following sport-related anterior cruciate ligament injury: A mixed methods study."
Congrats, Mariana and Allison!
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Staff updates: Welcome, Samantha!
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Samantha Bruin, who has taken on the role of Communications Coordinator at the Unit for Bronwen Barnett. We would like to thank Bronwen for her contributions to the Unit.
Samantha has over five years of experience specializing in health care communications, having held positions at Pain BC and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences at St. Paul’s Hospital.