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Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017

By Know Injury • December 11th, 2018

The WA Department of Health recently published the 2017 edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia report. In collating this report 780 parents and carers of children aged 0 to 15 years were randomly sampled and completed a computer assisted telephone interview. The report highlights that in 2017 approximately one inmore…

Road Ribbon for Road Safety®: a collaborative road safety campaign

By Know Injury • October 22nd, 2018

The annual Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, developed by the WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) RoadWise, provides people with an opportunity to directly contribute to road safety and the long-term vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Commencing on Sunday, 18 November, coinciding with the World Day of Remembrance for Roadmore…

Injury deaths in Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15

By Know Injury • October 19th, 2018

AIHW recently published a new injury report Trends in injury deaths, Australia, 1999-00 to 2014-15.         In 2014-15 the injury fatality rate was higher among certain population groups, including; Males (64 injury deaths per 100,000 population) Individuals aged 65 years and over (52.5% of all injury deaths) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islandermore…

WA’s Injury Prevention Workforce

By Know Injury • September 26th, 2018

Outlined on this page are the key results from a project conducted by Injury Matters in partnership with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health at Curtin University. This project aimed to better understand the injury prevention workforce and the scope of current work in WA.

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2018

By Know Injury • September 18th, 2018

Royal Life Saving Australia recently released their 2018 National Drowning Report, outlining that 249 fatal drownings and an estimated 551 non-fatal drownings occurred in Australian waterways from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. It is estimated that these drowning events cost $1.47 billion, due to health system, emergency services, coronial and productivity costs. Somemore…

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