Source: kelownanow.com | Re-Post Duerson Fund 11/7/2017 –
According to the Government of Canada, more than half (64%) of child and youth injuries that send them to the hospital are the result of a concussion.
This week, the Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced the launch of two new concussion-related projects.
Federal funding will go towards SCHOOLFirst and the PACE mobile app.
The Public Health Agency of Canada has invested $125,000 in Holland Bloorview hospital’s SCHOOLFirst project and $120,000 in CITI BC’s PACE app.
The SCHOOLFirst project provides the latest information to teachers and school boards across Canada on best practices for concussions.
The Progressive Action and Concussion Education (PACE) app will be a tool to help parents manage their child’s concussion.