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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Health Sciences North Foundation hosts P.A.R.T.Y. Program

Sudbury, ON – Health Sciences North (HSN) launched its P.A.R.T.Y. Program in 2004. It is geared toward high school students in the Greater Sudbury area, as well as Manitoulin Island. Over the past ten years, thousands of students have taken part in a P.A.R.T.Y. Program session.

During a session, students meet with front-line health care workers at HSN involved with the immediate and longer-term care of patients involved in a trauma event, in various departments such as Emergency, Trauma, Intensive Care, Intensive Rehabilitation, and Violence Intervention and Prevention. Students also meet with representatives of the Greater Sudbury Police Service and Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, and hear first-hand accounts from survivors of risk-related trauma, and family members and friends who have lost someone to risk-related trauma.

The main goal of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is to share with students the serious consequences of poor decisions and risky behaviours. P.A.R.T.Y. is also designed to give students valuable information about personal safety and injury prevention, so that they can make informed, wise choices about avoiding risky behaviours, particularly involving drugs and alcohol.

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is supported by a partnership between HSN Foundation and IMPACT 6/21 Foundation. The IMPACT 6/21 Foundation was created by three women (Lisa Jelley, Jocelyne Philippe, Corrine Williamson), whose children were killed by an impaired driver on June 21, 2009.

For the sixth year in a row, the Sudbury Credit Union is donating $3,000 and the Greater Sudbury Police Service Chief’s Youth Initiative Fund is donating $2,000 to IMPACT 6/21 and the HSN Foundation in support of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program.
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