Québec WHO Collaborating Centre for Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention : Activity Report 2003-2004

The Québec WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention, established in 1995, comprises institutions in the Québec public health network, i.e. four regional public health branches (Montréal, Montérégie, Capitale Nationale 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 (see Appendix 1). Within their respective mandates, these organizations run promotional activities on safety and the prevention of intentional and unintentional injuries. These activities cover various fields of intervention such violence and suicide prevention as well as safety promotion and injury prevention in urban environments, in transportation, in residential and in recreational and sports activities.

In 2002, WHO adopted a safety promotion and injury prevention action plan and renewed the Centre’s designation for the period 2002-2006. The plan included the objectives and initiatives to which the Collaborating Centre undertook to contribute. Appendix 2 presents the mandate, the initiatives that the Centre has committed itself to carrying out during this period and the designation letter.

This report reviews the key activities that the Centre carried out between July 2003 and July 2004. The themes covered, the objectives targeted and the activities realized appear in the summary table below. The activities are then briefly described in section 3. Subsequent sections of the report focus on the Centre’s future outlook and financial questions.