Know Injury E-News | April 2021

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

  1. OVERVIEW | 2021 Injury Prevention Summit
  2. RECAP | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Breakout Session
  3. RECAP | Culturally And Linguistically Breakout Session
  4. Regional Resource Kits
  5. Scooter-related Injury Webinar
  6. State Trauma Conference 2021
  7. Join CONNECT.ed

OVERVIEW | Injury Prevention Summit 2021

Injury Matters delivered the Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West on Thursday 25th March 2021. The Summit brought together over 100 injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners, policymakers and local governments from across WA to learn how to build injury prevention activities into their work.

The Summit provided attendees with an overview of an economic assessment of injury prevention, success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion within priority populations, and opportunities to network and collaborate. The overwhelming feedback from attendees reflected that the Summit was a success and helped to build connections, share experiences and increase collaboration across the sector.

RECAP | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Breakout Session

Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Success in the West attendees were fortunate to attend a breakout session regarding injury prevention and safety promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, facilitated by Professor Pat Dudgeon and Associate Professor Roz Walker.

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RECAP | Culturally And Linguistically Breakout Session

This Injury Prevention Summit session provided attendees with the opportunity to peak into the looking glass of Deborah Pyatt; an engaging facilitator with over three decades of experience working with individuals from different cultures. In return, attendees were rewarded a reflection of Deborah’s extensive experience, knowledge, and learnings from working collaboratively with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities throughout her career.

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Regional Resource Kits

To support local governments, community organisations and regional services engage in injury prevention and community safety campaigns, Know Injury have developed regional toolkits focusing on the local impact of injury. Within these toolkits you will find everything you need to get started with local injury prevention and community safety campaigns.

Find them here.

Scooter-Related Injury Webinar

Healthy liveable cities have us transitioning to new modes of transport, each with their own risk of injury. As commuters look to new ways of getting from A to B, new efficiencies can lead to new and increased injuries.

Injury Matters and the Australasian Injury Prevention Network are hosting a free Scooter Safety webinar on Thursday the 3rd of June, which will provide information on e-scooters and mobility scooters and how we can improve safety and prevent injury.

Joined by Professor Kristen Vallmuur from the Queensland University of Technology and Professor Joan Ozanne-Smith from Monash University, you will hear from two experts in the space.

To register for the event, click here.

State Trauma Conference 2021: Prevent-Provide-Progress

  • Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October
  • Tickets $210 excluding workshops and social events
  • Venue: Westin Hotel, Perth

Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Service in partnership with Injury Matters and St John Ambulance will deliver the WA State Trauma Conference 2021. In addition to hearing from some of Australia’s leading experts representing fields of injury prevention, prehospital, acute and rehabilitation care, the delegates will have the opportunity to attend optional educational workshops and various social events.

Register here.


In the current competitive climate, professional networking is essential to progressing our careers. Fortunately, this is where CONNECT.ed can help you. CONNECT.ed is a free networking tool for everyone working within the injury prevention and community safety sector.

We understand that making new contacts isn’t easy, which is why CONNECT.ed takes the first steps of building a network for you. This allows you to save time, focus on the conversation and connect with a variety of peers. By joining CONNECT.ed, you will be matched with a new participant every two months to have a 15-minute chat about anything.

Sign up here.

2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards Breakfast on Thursday 25 March showcased the amazing work that is being done to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. People from across WA came together to celebrate their achievements and acknowledge the leading injury prevention and recovery work happening in WA.

View the winners here.

Public Health at the Forefront of Social Change: 25 Years of Gun Control since Port Arthur

Australia’s firearm policy response instigated by that event remains one of the world’s great examples of the impacts and possibilities of firearm injury prevention.

The University of Sydney School of Public Health and the Public Health Association of Australia present a free seminar on April 27, looking at gun injury prevention over the past 25 years and looking to the future.

Register here.

New AIHW Injury Publications

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has recently released four new in-jury publications outlining the incidence of injury in Australia in 2017-18 in relation to;

  • Spinal cord injury,
  • Boating and watercraft-related injury,
  • Venomous bites and stings, and
  • Hospitalised injury in children and young people.

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New Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 Released

This new Australian Water Safety Strategy seeks to raise awareness about non-fatal drowning incidents, encourage communities to create local water safety plans and promote access to swimming and water safety skills for all Australians, including refugees, migrants and those living in regional areas.

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Stay On Your Feet® community grants are now open!

Expressions of Interest are now open for the Improve Your Health round of Stay On Your Feet® Move Improve Remove grants. Grants up to $5,000 (plus GST) are available and will fund projects running between 1 September and 30 November 2021.

The Improve Your Health key messages and calls to action focus on important information for older adults to effectively manage their medication, fuel their bodies with nutritious foods, and keep an active mind to reduce the risk of falls and support healthy ageing.

Grants are open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations, health professionals, and community workers working with older adults, retirement and lifestyle villages, local government and population health units.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm Monday 3 May 2021.

Read more.

New HealthInfoNet Publication

HealthInfoNet’s latest report “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020” provides the most recent indicators of the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Read our latest news post to learn more about the incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.

Read more.