What’s new for the month of May on the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) website? Check out the information posted below on updates to the site, or for comments about new features.
Community Injury Control Fund CICF Cycle 14 Grants Deadlines Announced
CICF Cycle 14 Category A applications are for grant requests from $4,000 up to $15,000. The Category A application submission deadlines are June 3, 2013 and November 4, 2013. Applications for grants under $4,000 may be submitted at any time. Organizations wishing to apply for a larger grant must have completed an initial consultation with the Grant Program Coordinator before May 17, 2013 or before October 18, 2013. For more information, contact John Fisher, Grant Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-492-9766.
Brief Report on Suicide Prevention in the School Setting
This report summarizes current youth suicide prevention programming and policies in Alberta school divisions. While most school divisions' practices align with best practice described in literature, the report makes some suggestions to further strengthen school suicide prevention programs and policies and provides linkages to additional resources to support these efforts. Access the full report here.
Get the Point Injury Reduction Program
Banning body checking in ice hockey has been proposed as a strategy to reduce the number of hockey-related injuries occurring to young Alberta hockey players. As this is not a particularly palatable intervention to participants or hockey governing bodies, the Edmonton Minor Hockey Association, the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research have developed an intervention which focuses on promoting respect and playing within the rules of the game with the premise that this would lead to a reduction in injuries. This report evaluates the effectiveness of Get the Point with respect to a reduction in hockey-related injuries. Access the report here.
Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention (APCCP)
Support for a Wellness Foundation in Alberta has been growing and momentum for this work has been building quickly. In 2013 the APCCP, in collaboration with a group of new business, recreation, health and community stakeholders, formed Wellness Alberta.
Wellness Alberta is a new campaign that brings together thousands of individuals including business, health and recreational leaders and non-governmental organizations who support a meaningful investment in the prevention of disease and injuries. Through Wellness Alberta, the APCCP and our supporters will continue to advocate for a sustainable investment in an Alberta Wellness Foundation to ensure current and future generations of Albertans benefit from improved health outcomes, reduced demands on health care and an enriched quality of life.
To learn more about the Wellness Alberta campaign, visit the website www.wellnessalberta.ca and follow us on Twitter or Facebook.