|DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST|
|The webinar will highlight an environment scan document developed by the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP) and Child Safety Link (CSL), titled “Social Policies in Atlantic Canada: Links to Children’s Fall Prevention”.|
Presenters will provide background information with an Atlantic Canadian context to frame the issue, including data and a description of the work between ACIP and CSL that led to this point. By sharing specific social policy examples, presenters aim to demonstrate opportunities for stakeholders who work in children’s fall prevention to reflect and discover ways in which social policies can address the links between the social determinants of health (SDOH) and fall-related injuries among children.
This webinar is intended for fall prevention stakeholders including (but not limited to) injury prevention and public health practitioners, government and non-governmental organizations, health-care providers, researchers, decision makers and resource allocators, and others in Atlantic Canada who have a responsibility or investment in preventing fall-related injuries among children.
|Chantal Walsh, Child Safety Link |
Chantal Walsh is a Health Promotion Specialist with the Child Safety Link (CSL) program at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax NS. CSL is an injury prevention program dedicated to reducing the incidence and severity of unintentional injury to children and youth in the Maritimes. CSL is committed to working with community organizations, governments and other partners to ensure children are as safe as necessary at home, on the road and at play. Collectively, the CSL team accomplishes this through capacity building & partnerships; communication and public relations; advocacy and healthy public policy; and research and evaluation. Jennifer Russell, Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention
Jennifer Russell is the Executive Director for the Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP). ACIP is a partnership of government and non-government stakeholders with a common goal of reducing serious and fatal injuries in Atlantic Canada. The key areas of focus for ACIP include policy and advocacy, research and surveillance, sustainability and growth, and networking, partnerships and knowledge exchange.