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‘Active & Safe Central’: development of an online resource for the prevention of injury in sport and recreational activity
  1. Sarah A Richmond1,2,
  2. Amanda M Black3,
  3. John Jacob4,
  4. Shelina Babul5,6,
  5. Ian Pike5,6
  1. 1Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  4. 4Department of Pediatrics, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  5. 5Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  6. 6BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sarah A Richmond, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; sarah.a.richmond{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Background Sport and recreation related injuries exert a significant cost on the healthcare system. As prevention researchers and practitioners, we have a responsibility to provide guidance towards prevention to those who participate in sport and recreation, and those that coach, treat and parent children that participate. The objective of this project was to use an integrated knowledge translation approach to develop an end user-driven digital platform that provides injury prevention information and resources across 51 sport and recreational activities.

Design We used an integrated knowledge translation approach to scope and develop an online sport and recreational injury prevention resource. A project team was formed that included end users—coaches, parents and athletes, injury researchers and practitioners, as well as members of a digital design team. All members of the project team informed the development process, including a review of literature and existing resources, the translation of evidence and development of the platform. At all stages of development, members of the project team cocreated knowledge for the tool, including forming the research questions, the approach, feasibility and development of outcomes.

Conclusion The ‘Active & Safe Central’ (https://activesafe.ca/) platform provides web-based sport injury and prevention information. This user-friendly, web and mobile accessible platform can increase the reach, awareness and implementation of prevention programming in sport and recreational activity.

  • integrated knowledge translation
  • evidence synthesis
  • sport injury
  • prevention
  • resources
  • sport and recreation

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SAR: provided substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work; interpretation of data for the work; drafted the work; provided final approval of the version to be published; and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. AMB, SB and IP: provided substantial contributions to the conception and design of the work; interpretation of data for the work; revised the drafted version of the work; provided final approval of the version to be published; and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. JJ: provided substantial contributions to the design of the work; revised the drafted version of the work; provided final approval of the version to be published; and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Funding This project was funded by the British Columbia Alliance for Healthy Living.

  • Competing Interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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