Injury Prevention Poster 2
Unintentional injuries are a major source of morbidity and mortality among Canadian Inuit. Along with suicides, injuries are the main contributor to disparities in mortality rates between Inuit young adults and those in the rest of Canada. There is a huge economic impact that comes with the high incidence of unintentional injuries in the North. Inuit, however, face particular challenges and there is a need to address the unique geographic, cultural, and linguistic characteristics of Inuit.