On July 5th, 2017, Parachute will celebrate its first ever National Injury Prevention Day to raise awareness about the devastating effects of predictable and preventable injuries. Their goal is to help educate others and help all Canadians live long lives to the fullest.
They invite you to check out the links for all the details on #NIPD. You can also help make a difference and support National Injury Prevention Day by spreading the word on social media.
What is NIPD?
Parachute is excited to introduce National Injury Prevention Day, a new annual recognition day to help build awareness of the devastating impact of injury. Injury is the number one killer of Canadians aged 1 – 44, where one child dies every nine hours.
Parachute is launching National Injury Prevention Day to shine a light on largely predictable and preventable injuries. Our goal is to help save more lives through education, knowledge and empowerment.
- Preventable injury kills more Canadian children than any single disease, and more youth than all other causes combined.
- Teen drivers die in crashes at a higher rate than any other age group in Canada.
- 40% of head injuries in children aged 10 to 19 occur during sports.
- 85% of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors are due to falls.
They have made improvements in the area of injury prevention but there’s still more work to be done.
National Injury Prevention Day Message from their President & CEO
National Injury Prevention Day: A Message from Steve Podborski, Parachute President & CEO
“Parachute is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives through education, knowledge and empowerment. Our key areas of focus are motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreational injuries, and seniors’ falls.
Help us drive down the number of motor vehicle collisions, which continue to affect the lives of countless Canadians.
Through our education and awareness tools, you can learn how to better manage injuries like concussion, because you will know how to recognize, treat, or even prevent this type of head injury.
We also encourage you to assist our country’s aging population, our parents and grandparents. Falls remain the leading cause of injury- related deaths and hospitalizations among seniors.
We invite you to participate in our first-ever National Injury Prevention Day by sharing our messaging through social media, using #NIPD and #StoptheClock to help inform others, raise awareness, and drastically lower the staggering number of preventable injuries across the nation. You can also see a list of our country’s major landmarks, which will light up in Parachute distinctive ‘green’ on July 5th to commemorate the event. We encourage you to take photos near the landmarks as they shine a light on this important cause.
Help us create an injury-free Canada. We know prevention is the cure.”
Steve Podborski, Parachute President & CEO