Highlights of the Nova Scotia Injury Prevention Strategy
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:
- Evidence-informed – surveillance, research, and community voices inform the work of the strategy
- Collective effort – foster opportunities to work together and integrate our efforts to create healthy communities
- Responsive – able to respond to the needs of all populations based on priorities established through evidence
- Dynamic – continuously monitor, evaluate, and improve
- Integrated – working together across sectors to address the factors and root causes that increase the risk of both intentional and unintentional injuries
- Culturally competent – recognize and respond to unique needs of diverse populations
Injury Prevention Strategy Priorities
The priorities are based on surveillance, research, and consultation. These priorities have been established to guide injury prevention planning and resource allocation.
- Seniors' falls
- Suicide and attempted suicide
- Road safety
- Children and youth
- Older Nova Scotians (seniors)
- Other populations at increased risk of injury
- Roads and streets
- Health case settings
- Recreation and leisure settings