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ArticleUncategorizedFebruary 8th, 2021

New Report Released! Being an Influencer for Social Policy: An Injury Prevention Perspective

Why is social policy important for injury prevention? How do I know if I can influence social policy?


Feb. 8, 2021:  The Atlantic Collaborative on Injury Prevention (ACIP) in partnership with Child Safety Link (CSL) are pleased to release: Being an Influencer for Social Policy: An Injury Prevention Perspective. This document serves as a guide for stakeholders to identify their role in influencing social policy that supports injury prevention. This document offers broad examples of the roles stakeholders from across the injury prevention spectrum can have in various activities of the social policy process. An accompanying infographic has also been developed and is available.


ACIP and CSL define social policy as covering a range of supports (i.e. programs, benefits, policies, legislation, and other resources) that serve to protect people through various life changes that can affect their health. Examples of social policies in Canada include: universal health care, home-care programs, social assistance, retirement pensions, and more.


Social policies are not created with the intent to prevent injuries. The goal of this document is to demonstrate how social policies can help (directly or indirectly) improve social and economic conditions in which people live, work, and play (which ultimately help contribute to safer environments and lifestyles).


ACIP and CSL will be presenting this document via webinar on February 11th. To learn more, please click on the following link to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1sDojcK-S3ebRIJcYQNqHg.


Copies of the document and infographic, both in English and French, are attached to this email and/or available at: https://childsafetylink.ca/library/atlantic-canada-injury-reports/.

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