May 17, 2018 – On Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the Government of Canada announced its commitment to helping more Canadians with disabilities participate in the digital economy.
After two successful events in the BC Interior and Vancouver Island, the Rick Hansen Institute is reaching out to stakeholders across the Fraser Valley on March 13 and 14 to learn more about services, access and supports for residents of the region who are coping with community-acquired pressure injuries (CAPI) as a result of their SCI by hosting a Health Cafe and Visioning Roundtable.
Pressure injuries are one of the most debilitating secondary complications for individuals with SCI with an estimated 95% of adults with SCI experiencing at least one pressure injury in their lifetime. Pressure injuries also represent one of the costliest preventable medical errors – in BC, the annual direct healthcare costs exceed $49 million, for a population of 6,000 individuals with traumatic SCI. In light of these staggering statistics, RHI is initiating a five-year process to prevent community-acquired pressure injuries (CAPIs) for British Columbians living with a SCI.