Free Webinar to CARSP Members – Childhood road traffic injuries in Canada – A provincial comparison of transport injury rates over time

Date(s) - January 17, 2018
12:00 pm UTC


Short Description of Webinar: The Canadian Child Safety Report Card is the first interprovincial report card that exists in Canada to our knowledge that compares children and youth on road traffic related hospitalization and death rates by province. Where applicable, we have reviewed evidence based injury prevention interventions and compared them between provinces over a seven-year period such as graduated driver’s licensing, bicycle helmet legislation, and booster seat legislation. Our unique data allowed us to investigate trends in paediatric injury morbidity and mortality related to road traffic safety including pedestrian, cyclist, and occupant related injuries across 9 Canadian provinces (excluding QC). This webinar will outline which provinces have the lowest and highest hospitalization and death rates in Canada from a number of road traffic related causes and which provinces have the strongest evidence based prevention policies.


Biography: Dr. Liraz Fridman is a Postdoctoral fellow jointly at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute in Calgary and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed her PhD at York University in 2017 with a focus on evidence based injury prevention policies across provinces. Her current research interests include road traffic related injury prevention with a focus on pedestrian motor vehicle collision prevention in children and youth.


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