The human and financial toll of preventable injuries is alarming. Every year, thousands upon thousands of Atlantic Canadians suffer injuries that could have been prevented. Preventable injuries are one of the largest burdens on our health care system, with estimated costs of almost $1.7 billion a year to the Atlantic provinces – funds that could be put to far better use elsewhere.
Every year in Atlantic Canada:
Preventable is a collaborative and innovative partnership between businesses, government, and community groups whose combined energy, effort, and resources are focused on building awareness, shifting attitudes, and changing behaviours towards the causes of serious preventable injuries.
The following Atlantic community leaders help Preventable to raise awareness and change attitudes about preventable injuries in Atlantic Canada: