In 2004, Nova Scotia became the first province in Canada to create an injury prevention strategy. Now, five years later, we have built on the success of that strategy and updated it to take injury prevention in Nova Scotia to the next level.
Nova Scotia’s Renewed Injury Prevention Strategy, Taking It to the Next Level, focuses on reducing injuries, improving all aspects of the health of Nova Scotians and making injury prevention a more visible in our communities. It’s being co-led by Health Promotion and Protection and Injury Free Nova Scotia, demonstrating commitment between government and community to work together to make Nova Scotia a healthier and safer place to grow, live, work, play, and age.
Everyone in Nova Scotia working together to create healthy and safe communities.
The strategy serves as an integrated and comprehensive guide for our collective efforts to create healthy communities and thereby reduce injuries.
Drawing on the vision and key concepts for the strategy, the following underlying principles have been developed to guide our work:
The priorities are based on surveillance, research, and consultation. These priorities have been established to guide injury prevention planning and resource allocation.
In partnership with the Health Promotion Clearinghouse, Health and Wellness developed an injury prevention resource list with documents, organizational links and other injury prevention tools and resources. The Resource List can be found hp clearinghouse Website.
The Health Promotion Clearinghouse is an online resource to find out what's happening in health promotion in Nova Scotia and can be located on the web at: http://www.hpclearinghouse.ca/
Download Nova Scotia’s Renewed Injury Prevention Strategy, Taking It to the Next Level report in PDF format