Know Injury eNews | June 2021

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

  1. KNOW | Know Injury program evaluation survey
  2. KNOW | Family and Domestic Violence Webinar
  3. KNOW | Updated Injury Resources
  4. LEARN | Elder Abuse Recognition and Response in Older Adults
  5. LEARN | Emerging Issues in Alcohol Policy
  6. LEARN | WA State Trauma Conference 2022
  7. CONNECT | Develop Your Local Government Public Health Plan

Know Injury program evaluation survey

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the Know Injury program evaluation survey. Your feedback is extremely valuable in ensuring the program continues to deliver activities that are relevant and best suits your needs.

The survey is still open, so if you have not yet completed the survey we would greatly appreciate your feedback.

If you would like more information please view the participant information letter or contact Chief Investigator Lauren Fortington via or 6304 2383.

Follow this link to take the Survey.

Family and Domestic Violence Webinar

On May 18, Injury Matters partnered with WALGA and the Local Government Community Safety Network to present a webinar on the role that Local Governments have in the primary prevention of family and domestic violence.

To know more about how stopping family and domestic violence starts with leadership and to learn how Local Governments can help prevent domestic violence click here.

Have you accessed our updated resources?

The Know Injury regional and topic resources have recently been updated with the latest WA injury data. Download the resources today to #know about the incidence of injury in your region and the burden that injury is having across WA.


Webinar | Elder Abuse Recognition and Response in Older Adult Clients

Wednesday 23rd June at 10am – 11am

Join Injury Matters, with guest presenter Naomi Jackway, Advocate from Advocare for the ‘Elder abuse recognition and response in older adult clients’ webinar, where we will explore:

  • Elder abuse and its impact on older adults
  • How to recognise and respond to elder abuse
  • Elder abuse in vulnerable communities
  • Options for clients experiencing elder abuse
  • Advocare and how they can assist you

This webinar is for anyone working with older adults, including home care service providers, carers and support workers, community workers, and health and allied health professionals.


Webinar | Emerging Issues in Alcohol Policy

Tuesday 29th June at 10am – 11am.

Join Injury Matters and the Cancer Council WA as we explore the emerging issues in alcohol policy and what needs to be achieved in alcohol policy in the next 3 years.

Cancer Council WA’s Alcohol Policy and Research Coordinators, Danica Keric and Hannah Pierce, will discuss alcohol policy priority areas, why they matter, what organisations can do to progress action, and how we can work together to create action.


Change of Date | WA State Trauma Conference 2022

The WA State Trauma Conference 2022: Prevent-Provide-Progress has been rescheduled to 20th – 22nd May 2022.

The Conference, collaboratively provided by Royal Perth Hospital, State Trauma Service, St John Ambulance Service (WA), and Injury Matters, offers a multidisciplinary professional development opportunity in the trauma field across the overarching theme of Prevent-Provide-Progress.

The trauma conference will be held at the Westin Hotel, Perth, over Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022, with optional pre-conference workshop sessions scheduled on Friday 20th May 2022.


Did you know that Injury Matters can support the development of your Local Government Public Health Plan?

Injury Matters participated in a Community Safety and Crime Prevention workshop hosted by the Shire of Harvey on the 13th of May, which brought together over 50 stakeholders to help inform the development of their Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

If you too are conducting consultation workshops or would like to find out how Injury Matters can connect you with other stakeholders, contact Michelle Lambert via


2021 Western Australia Community Achievement Awards

Nominations for Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s Regional Safety Award are now open. For more information on how you can get recognition for your injury prevention activities in regional WA, click the link below.


Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030 Webinar Series

Following on from the parliamentary launch of the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030, the Australian Water Safety Council are facilitating a series of webinars to engage the water safety sector in the implementation of the Strategy, including opportunities for involvement and steps toward action. The series will run over three consecutive Thursdays – 3rd, 10th and 17th June at 10am AWST.


Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change

The Climate and Health Alliance have launched a communication guide to empower health professionals to talk publicly about climate change and health “Real, Urgent and Now: Communicating the Health Impacts of Climate Change”


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention webinar

Presented by Professor Pat Dudgeon, this webinar will review main messages from the Solutions That Work Report and work of the UWA Centre For Best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention.


Kidsafe WA Keeping Kids Safe on Farms Webinar

Kidsafe WA are running a webinar on Thursday 24th June from 10am to provide parents and carers of children that live on or near farms with information on farm safety, methods on how to prevent injuries from occurring in farm environments and provide additional resources.