The Provincial Injury Prevention (PIP) plans, develops and delivers innovative and timely injury prevention strategies at multiple levels.
Injuries affect all Albertans regardless of age, gender, race, or economic status and are the leading cause of death for Albertans one to 44 years of age. Injured Albertans suffer direct impacts ranging from temporary discomfort to severe disability and death. However, injuries can also have ripple effects that impact families and communities across Alberta.
Alberta’s leading causes of injury include falls, transportation-related injury, unintentional poisonings, suicide and violence.
The good news is that most injuries are preventable. By collaborating with partners, focusing on population health, attending to health equity, and managing risk and protective factors across the lifespan, injuries can be reduced and prevented where people grow, live, work and play.
These are the four major causes of injury-related mortality and morbidity in Alberta:
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