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Prevention Resources

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Here are some great websites and organizations that are doing work in the area of prevention:

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ICBC road and driving safety and driving tips.

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BC Injury, Research and Prevention Unit’s (BCIRPU) mission is to reduce the burden of injury in BC through research, surveillance, education, knowledge transfer and public education. The website serves up facts, stats and resources on a range of topics. The leading causes of injury and death in BC are enlightening. The factsheets are informative and helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide information and resources about concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, recovery and prevention. There are specific resources for physicians and patients, coaches, athletes and parents in high school sports and youth sports and falls prevention for seniors.

Parachute LogoParachute is a national charitable organziation that aims to foster an injury free community. Their website hstrives to bring attention to preventable injury and to help Canadainas reduce their risks of injury and enjoy long lives lived to the fullest. Parachute was created in 2012, by  uniting the former organizaztions: ThinkFirst Canada, Safe Communities Canada, SMARTRISK and Safe Kids Canada into one strong injury prevention leader.

Canadian Fall Prevention Educational Collaborative provides tips for fall prevention for those over 65. However, whatever age we are, none of us are immune to falling. The Goverment of Canada also provides excellent tips for fall prevention here.
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The Community Against Preventable Injuries (preventable.ca) focus is on changing attitudes and behaviours towards preventable injuries and safety at home, at play, at work and on the road.

 

 

Protect your head from BrainTrust Canada Association is an experiential site. Get ready to experience what it may feel like to have a brain injury. Note: The Protect Your Head website is meant for youth 15 and older.

 

 

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Heart and Stroke Foundation provides information on the signs of a stroke, how to control blood pressure, helps you understand cholesterol, helps you achieve a healthy weight and provides healthy living guidelines.

 

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Sharp Brains is a market research and publishing firm tracking brain fitness and cognitive health. Go to the How-To Guide and Teasers (brain games) sections.

posit sciencePosit Science is a company that researches and markets “brain training software.” Good information in the section “About the Brain.”

 

Brain Games

FitBrains logoFit Brains provides brain games.

 

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Lumosity provides courses and games to improve attention, memory, processing speed and cognitive flexibility.

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Rick Hansen Foundation, BC Neurotrauma Fund

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Brainstreams.ca is an online education and networking site for the Brain Injury Community in B.C. and beyond.

The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.