Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum (CIPC)
The Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum focuses on injury prevention theory and is targeted to those working in community to address injury issues. The curriculum is a flexible document able to meet the needs of a variety of audiences. It is built on Canadian content and uses real Canadian examples to illustrate concepts.
The curriculum is based on the Public Health Approach. Through a combination of presentations, activities, discussion and group project work, participants learn how to apply the different components of the approach to address the issue of injury. Topics included are:
Introduction to Injury Prevention
• Impact and Classification of Injuries
• Defining the Problem
• Identifying the Risk Factors
• Selecting an Intervention
• Implementation and Evaluation
Time is also spent focusing on some strategies and skills used in injury prevention such as effective collaboration, social marketing and policy and advocacy techniques.
Since 2004, over 260 Albertans from a wide variety of backgrounds have taken the curriculum including: health promotion, community safety, physical education, justice education, enforcement, urban planning, acute care, industry, occupation health, public health, and more….
The curriculum has been recently revised and is maintained and supported by the Canadian Collaborating Centres for Injury Prevention.
To become a participant in a Canadian Injury Prevention Curriculum workshop or for more information on the curriculum, visit the CIPC website.