Setting-Oriented Approach to Safety and Injury Prevention

Fri, 09/06/2013 - 15:47 -- Tracy Wysote
TitleSetting-Oriented Approach to Safety and Injury Prevention
Publication TypeHealth Promotion
Year of Publication2013
Secondary AuthorsOwen PL
Keywordsinjury prevention
Abstract

The update of the 2008-2012 National Public Health Program made an important addition in the area of unintentional trauma. The Program now includes promotional activities based on the setting-oriented approach to safety. These activities are directed towards various settings such as schools, municipalities, etc. They involve taking a systematic approach to improve safety in living environments ranging from diagnosing a safety issue to an action plan and its evaluation.

In 2009, the Ministry of Health and Social Services mandated the National Public Health Institute to conduct an exploratory study to determine what preliminary steps were needed to support this activity in the public health network.

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