The Days without Injuries campaign which involves annually a number of Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions was held in the first half of June with the focus on injury prevention. Organised as part of this campaign, the awareness activities are primarily aimed at road traffic injuries and injuries in schools and sports grounds. Since the most vulnerable group to be involved in road traffic accidents are children and older persons, a series of lectures are held in kindergartens and primary schools. Special events are also dedicated to the safety of older persons. Furthermore, first aid training to provide assistance in case of injuries and accidents is an essential part of the campaign.
Targeted prevention can effectively reduce the rate of injuries and accidents and mitigate its consequences. This has already been confirmed in many cities and through measurements as well. To prevent road traffic accidents and injuries, cities can use proven methodologies such as the “Safe Journey to School” programme or the “Ride the Bike only with a Helmet” campaign. Days without Injuries in Healthy Cities are also supported by the National Institute of Public Health and its locally competent offices.
The activities of Czech Healthy Cities, Towns and Regions concerning the Days without Injuries can be found on: www.ZdravaMesta.cz/dbu