Injury Prevention Funding Cuts

Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann urges Health Minister to reconsider injury prevention cuts

Calgary, AB (January 27, 2017): Alberta Liberal Leader Dr. David Swann wrote to the Health Minister Sarah Hoffman today to express his concerns over funding cuts to the University of Alberta’s Injury Prevention Centre.

Last year, the Centre’s funding was abruptly reduced from $1,585,500 to $1 million – a dramatic cut of nearly 37 per cent. Prior to that, funding had remained stagnant for almost ten years.

Dr. Swann is calling on the Health Minister to reinstate or at least boost funding for the Injury Prevention Centre in Budget 2017, given the effectiveness of prevention initiatives in promoting health and reducing health care and economic costs.