Making an Impact on the high-risk behaviour of teens


For Immediate Release

Novmeber 29 , 2013


LONDON, OntarioFor over 20 years, London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) trauma program has been making an impact on the behaviour and attitudes of teenagers to reduce drinking/drugging and driving and to heighten their awareness to the potential consequences of high-risk behaviour through the Impact program, proudly funded by Children's Health Foundation.

Over the past year, LHSC’s injury prevention team has visited 10 London and surrounding area secondary schools and has spoken to over 200 grade 10 and 11 students to understand the issues currently affecting them.

During National Safe Driving Week, Dec. 1 – 7, Impact will share the results from their extensive focus groups with teenagers and premiere “Distracted Driving - Josh’s Story” - a video featuring the impact one moment of distraction had on Josh’s family, friends and a community after Josh was tragically killed in a motor vehicle collision. The video will be used in local schools after its launch.


Monday December 2, 2013
Time: 12 – 1 pm

London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital, Sumner Auditorium

800 Commissioners Road East

Parking: Enter from Baseline Road, B entrance
Parking available in visitor parking garage Parkade 1 (P8)

For media inquiries contact:
Marek Kubow
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 75155