Injury Prevention

Algoma Public Health

Injury Prevention

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Although injuries are often perceived as "accidents" they are NOT acts of fate. 95% of all injuries are both predictable and preventable


What is an Injury? 

An injury can be unintentional or intentional. Examples of an unintentional injury would be someone hurt from a fall or burn or in a traffic collision, while intentional injuries include those resulting from deliberate acts of violence, self-harm and suicide.


Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information


Date of Creation: June 1, 2015

Last Modified: Aug 23, 2015