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By Injury Matters • April 19th, 2021

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently released four web reports surrounding different types of injury in Australia from 2017-18. Spinal cord injury (SCI), boating/watercraft-related injury, venomous bites and stings and hospitalised injury in children and young people were amongst the topics released.   The reports highlight many Australian statistics from 2017-18 including that:   These four reports have highlighted that males have an increased incidence of injury hospitalisation and further reinforce the need to target the male population surrounding injury prevention.   As Australiamore…

Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Through the looking glass: Success factors for injury prevention and safety promotion in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities session recap.

By Injury Matters • April 8th, 2021

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 Linguisticallymore…

Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Developing strength-based community programs breakout session recap

By Injury Matters • April 7th, 2021

Attendees at the Injury Prevention Summit were given the opportunity to explore ways to increase engagement with regional and remote communities in Western Australia. Jo Drayton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Holyoake Wheatbelt delivered the workshop on developing strength-based community programs: adapting the system to uncover the solutions. The workshop showcased success stories within the Wheatbeltmore…

Injury Prevention Summit 2021: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander breakout session recap.

By Injury Matters • April 7th, 2021

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.   With decades of experience regarding Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, Pat and Roz reinforced the higher incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Straitmore…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020

By Injury Matters • April 6th, 2021

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. Given the role that social determinants have on our overall health and wellbeing, in addition to health-specific outcomes the publication provides an overview of national indicators relatingmore…

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