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Injury Evidence Bank

By Injury Matters • December 22nd, 2020

Are you seeking reliable and accurate research pieces? The Injury Matters Evidence Bank can help. The Injury Evidence Bank provides a central location to access injury prevention evidence in one location. Within the Bank, users are able to search for existing evidence by key words, injury topic, primary target audience, stage of injury prevention andmore…

2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2020

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. Applications for the Awards are open until Friday the 8th January 2021 and are encouraged frommore…

2020 WA Falls Report

By Injury Matters • September 1st, 2020

Falls are a significant public health issue affecting Western Australian families and the economy, with falls ranking as the leading cause of injury hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in 2018. Bringing attention to the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations and emergency department attendances in Western Australia and the need to implement effective falls prevention initiatives,more…

WA Causes of Death in 2018

By Injury Matters • October 8th, 2019

Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22).

2019 Western Australian Falls Report

By Injury Matters • September 23rd, 2019

Through the Stay On Your Feet® program, Injury Matters has developed the inaugural Western Australian Falls Report. This report provides one document that captures the incidence of falls-related fatalities, hospitalisations, emergency department attendances and ambulance transportations due to falls in WA. The findings indicate that a Western Australian dies from a fall every 26 hours,more…

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