Québec WHO Collaborating Centre for Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention - Activity Report 1998-1999

The Québec WHO Collaborating Centre for Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention comprises a number of institutions in the Québec public health network, i.e. four regional public health branches (Montréal-Centre, Montérégie, Québec City and Bas-Saint-Laurent), the Direction générale de la santé publique in the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec, and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. Under their respective mandates, these organizations develop a number of activities to promote safety and prevent intentional and unintentional injuries.

Without being exhaustive, this report examines the main local, national and international initiatives that these organizations have undertaken in the realms of safety promotion and injury prevention. These activities cover an array of fields of intervention, i.e. safety promotion and injury prevention in urban areas, the transportation sector and the home and in conjunction with leisure activities and sports. They also cover the prevention of violence and suicide.

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