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Did You Know?

Together with our injury prevention partners we try to avoid the word "accident" because so much of what causes injury is both predictable and preventable.  The saying "accidents happen" leads us to believe that nothing can be done to save lives....but we know it can!

Injuries Are Costly

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Welcome to Injury Free Nova Scotia



jenna'slucycarseatWho We Are
Injury Free Nova Scotia is a provincial association (not-for-profit) committed to eliminating serious and preventable injuries in Nova Scotia.  We know that most incidents referred to as "accidents" that injure and claim the lives of our loved ones are in fact very preventable. We also know that to address our increasing health care costs we need to invest in prevention as well as in treatment.  Doing this work well requires working respectfully together with diverse groups within the realm of health and beyond.  We see our role as that of a positive change agent, - helping to build healthy public policy that will lessen injuries and save lives. We also see a role in bringing people together to inform, engage and mobilize them towards positive change.   

bbfinalHow do we do this?
We do this first through engaging health care professionals and researchers to share current and credible evidence on the causes of preventable injuries in this province and identify trends.  We then work with diverse stakeholder groups to incorporate community-level experience of the issue, assess current policies and determine policy changes that evidence indicates will impact most positively on injury levels.  Through then informing and engaging Nova Scotians to advocate with us for these policy changes, we work in partnership provincially to help create a safer province in which to work, play and explore.

Injury Free Nova Scotia appreciates being a part of a broader provincial health promotion network, reflecting injury prevention's important role in promoting overall good health for all Nova Scotians. 
 
Note:
The IFNS AGM of 2016 will be held as follows:
Thursday, June 23rd, 10:00 a.m.
Meeting Room, Bridgewater Police Service
45 Exhibition Drive, Bridgewater
                   

If you want to know more about our organization and our views and actions
on issues of injury, contact Shirley Ann Burdock CLICK HERE