During the 2019/20 financial year Injury Matters continued to grow the capacity of the WA injury prevention sector through the Know Injury program. Thanks to funding from the WA Department of Health, a variety of Know Injury activities were provided over the last twelve months, including;
- the delivery of 20 workforce development opportunities to 1,048 professionals,
- developing seven new information resources,
- releasing a Guide to Preventing Injury and Promoting Safety for Local Government, and
- facilitating networking activities to 119 participants.
In addition to providing traditional capacity building activities, due to the impact of COVID-19 Injury Matters quickly mobilised to provide support to Western Australians working in injury prevention and safety promotion. With all trainings shifting to an online mode of delivery, topics focused on pertinent issues to the pandemic, including violence and intentional self-harm. Furthermore, interviews were conducted with leaders within the field to provide their perspectives to the pandemic.
Learn how you can get involved in future Know Injury activities by signing up to the monthly Know Injury eNews or contact Injury Matters on 6166 7688.