On July 5, 2021, National Injury Prevention Day, Preventable launched a contest to get British Columbians to “Point out the Obvious” by snapping photos or videos of injury hazards. We’re talking uneven sidewalks, cleaning products not stored in their original…Learn more
Take conscious action to prevent serious injury and death.
Too many British Columbians are still getting seriously injured because they haven’t made conscious decisions to draw yellow lines that protect themselves and their loved ones when physical yellow lines aren’t there.
When you draw those mental yellow lines—wear your bike helmet, slow down, ignore your phone while driving, pay attention—you’re helping to prevent serious injuries from happening.
We’re here to give you that friendly reminder that preventing injuries aren’t up to yellow lines. It’s up to you.
Over a year into the pandemic, British Columbians are exhausted and just doing our best to make it through to the home stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year has been full of challenges and has affected us all, and…Learn more
Planning on hitting the trails (within your health region) on your all-terrain vehicle (ATV) this May Long Weekend? ATVs are fun to drive and a common pastime for British Columbians; many of us grew up riding dirt bikes and quads…Learn more
We don’t need to tell you twice: the coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives. We’re spending more time at home and only encouraged to go out to pick up the essentials. And while most of us have realized the importance…Learn more
Having fun on the water is one of the best ways to enjoy the summer but it comes with a risk. Every year in British Columbia, 45 people drown, many of them because they weren’t wearing a lifejacket or personal…Learn more
The Issue Injury is the leading cause of death for British Columbians aged 1-44.1 Over 500,000 British Columbians seek medical attention each year for an injury and 2,000 die.2 In response to this epidemic of preventable injuries in BC, The Community…Learn more
The holiday season is filled with so much good cheer, it’s easy to forget that serious injuries happen. But each year, impaired driving continues to be a contributing factor in 68 deaths on BC roads.1 The good news? These…Learn more
An “accident” means something unfortunate that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally. Many British Columbians believe that injuries are just a fact of life, that they are just “accidents” waiting to happen. But the truth is that most injuries are predictable…Learn more
Back to school—it’s a hectic time for kids and for parents. There’s a lot of rushing around, dropping kids off, picking kids up, trying to get to class, and work, and home again on time, in all sorts of weather,…Learn more