Minister Dix’s statement on National Injury Prevention Day

By Ministry of Health
The Province of BC
July 5, 2023
Category: Health & Safety
Region: Canada, Canada West

Adrian Dix

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, has issued the following statement in recognition of National Injury Prevention Day, July 5, 2023: “Today, we pause to reflect on the significance of promoting safety to prevent injuries in our everyday lives. …“Preventable injury kills more children than any disease, and more youth than all other causes combined. Falls are the leading cause of injury, deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits and disabilities. Overall, preventable injuries cost the B.C. economy $4.3 billion in 2018, including $2.7 billion in direct health-care costs. …“Today, I encourage everyone in B.C. to visit the sites below for greater awareness, to promote safety and prevent injuries in their homes, workplaces and communities. Together, we will build a safer future for all of us.”

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