Know Injury E-News | February 2021


In this edition of the Know Injury eNews (February 2021):

  1. KNOW | Injury Evidence Bank
  2. KNOW | Bushfire Plans
  3. LEARN | Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West
  4. LEARN | Working with Media Workshop
  5. CONNECT | Julia Stafford Interview
  6. CONNECT | Connect with Michelle Lambert

Injury Evidence Bank

Are you seeking reliable and accurate research to inform your work? The Injury Matters Evidence Bank can help.

The Injury Evidence Bank provides a central location to access injury prevention evidence in one location.

Within the Bank, users are able to search for existing evidence by keywords, injury topic, primary target audience, stage of injury prevention and setting, providing the opportunity for users to easily access the evidence that they require.



Bushfire Plans

If this past month has been any indication, it is vital that WA residents in any area vulnerable to bushfires are prepared with a Bushfire Emergency Plan. Bushfires are unpredictable, and it is important to make decisions quickly to ensure you and your family’s safety.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has an easy to use tool to create your plan, whether to stay and defend or evacuate. These Plans are tailored to make sure all people and pets are accounted for, with a simple Emergency Kit and packing list to make your decisions simple.

Find out more here.

Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West

  • Thursday 25th March 2021
  • 9am-4.30pm
  • Duxton Hotel Perth
  • $60 per person

Are you interested in learning how to increase your engagement with priority populations in Western Australia, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, regional and remote and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities? Register now to attend the Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West. Breakout sessions will focus on the success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion within priority populations.

View the Summit program and register here.

Working with the Media Workshop

  • Wednesday 17th February 2021
  • 9am – 12pm
  • Bendat Parent and Community Centre
  • Cost: $20

For Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Practitioners to influence health behaviours, it is essential to understand how the media works and how we can work with them. Join Injury Matters for the ‘Working with the Media Workshop’.  A presentation will be provided by Anna Hill from Hancock Creative and Samantha Vigus, Manager Marketing Communications from Royal Life Saving Society WA.



Leading Change in Injury Prevention with Julia Stafford and Rachel Meade

There are many different types of leaders in Western Australia’s Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion sector, all with important roles in reducing the impact of injury in WA. Injury Matters’ Injury Prevention Manager, Rachel Meade, spoke with Cancer Council WA’s Alcohol Program Manager, Julia Stafford, about her experience as a leader and how she perceives the role that leadership has played in her career.

Julia provides great advice about how we can influence change through leadership and the importance of collaborative evidence-informed initiatives in reducing the impact of alcohol-related harm in WA.


Connect with Michelle Lambert

Michelle Lambert has recently joined the Injury Matters team as the Local Government and Health Services Coordinator.

Michelle has extensive experience in the Health Promotion field, focusing on improving health outcomes, particularly for young people. She has recently completed a PhD at The University of Notre Dame (exploring nutrition knowledge, food intake, influences on food choice, body image and eating attitudes of university students). Michelle is experienced in curriculum writing and resource development, as well as designing and delivering experiential and interactive education sessions in the areas of social and emotional health, nutrition, resilience, drug and road safety education.

Find out more here.



As we all settle into the rhythms of a new year, it is a great time to collaborate with our peers and build our professional network. Professional networking can be difficult to organise, time-consuming and expensive, however, through CONNECT.ed, Injury Matters can help you out.

CONNECT.ed is a free networking tool that matches participants together, bimonthly, for a 15-minute chat to help build their professional network.

We understand that making new contacts isn’t always easy, which is why we have done the hard work for you.

Valued participant, Ioni Lewis, has found CONNECT.ed to be very valuable, stating;

“My experience with CONNECT.ed has overall and in a 2 words, been – most positive! My initial impression was correct in that it is a great means to meet with others working in injury prevention.”

To join and meet other participants like Ioni, click here to sign up.

Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body Campaign

The Move Your Body Campaign will be running 1 March to 30 May 2021. The Move Your Body campaign aims to educate older adults and health and community professionals on the importance of moving your body to improve balance and posture, strengthen muscles and bones, and improve overall fitness and general well-being to prevent falls.

To support health and community professionals engage in the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body campaign, visit the Move Your Body webpage for more information, resources, and upcoming training and events.

Keep an eye out!

Find out more here.

Do you work with parents of children aged 0-4 years?

Royal Life Saving WA is asking parents and grandparents of young children to share their opinions about children’s water safety. Share the link below with parents or grandparents of children aged 0-4 to help improve education and awareness programs.

Find out more.

Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021

Registrations are now open for the Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase in March 2021. The event aims to facilitate global, inclusive and diverse conversations on addressing gaps in injury prevention and safety promotion.

Find out more.

FDV Conference Abstracts Open

In partnership with Stopping Family Violence, the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing have announced the 2021 Family and Domestic Violence Conference: Bringing Children and Young People Into View, 13-15 September 2021. Abstracts are open until Friday 19 February.

Find out more.

Diversity Focus | Lunch and Learn: Domestic and Family Violence and the Workplace

The session explores domestic and family violence as a workplace issue to equip participants to better recognise the signs and provide a supportive workplace environment for workers.

  • COST: FREE incl. catering (for in-person sessions)
  • DATES: Monday-Thursday from February to March 2021 (Sessions facilitated in-person (post-COVID restrictions) or live online)
  • TIMES: 11-12 pm or 1-2 pm
  • SIGN UP: Please fill out an EOI here
  • ENQUIRIES: Hiromi Takahashi –