About Know Injury
Know Injury enhance the capacity of practitioners and organisations to deliver evidence informed activities. Our ultimate goal is to prevent injuries in Western Australia.
To achieve this we focus on three elements: Know, Learn, Connect.
- Knowing injury topics
- Learning how to adopt a public health approach to deliver injury prevention activities
- Connecting with others in the injury prevention sector
The Know Injury program provides knowledge and skills as well as networking and partnership opportunities, enabling practitioners to deliver evidence informed injury prevention activities.
The Know Injury was established in 2014 and built upon the activities of the Partnership and Sector Development Program, Injury Prevention Sector Development Project, the Injury Prevention Professional Development and Capacity Building Project. The Know Injury program is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the WA Department of Health.
Injury Matters is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing and reducing the impact of injury within the Western Australian community. We raise awareness of injury by providing training, advocacy, and support for those affected by the impact of injury. For more information about activities delivered by Injury Matters click here.
To support the measurement of the impact of the Know Injury program, Injury Matters commissioned the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH) at Curtin University to evaluate the impact of the program on the capacity of injury prevention and community safety practitioner’s capacity to deliver evidence-informed activities in WA. The key findings of these annual reviews are available below.
Injury Matters acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples continuing connection to land, waters and communities across Western Australia.