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National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030

By Injury Matters • December 13th, 2021

The Australian Government’s National Preventive Health Strategy was released on 12 December 2021 by Health Minister Greg Hunt. The Strategy has a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians at all stages of life through prevention. By building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequitymore…

Outdoor Recreation and Leisure Sports Toolkit

By Injury Matters • October 28th, 2021

As the weather warms up many Western Australians will be taking part in a range of popular outdoor recreation and leisure sports. We can all agree, there are countless social, emotional and physical benefits from being in the natural environment and being physically active. However, we should consider the hazards involved in activities like boating,more…

2021 National Drowning Report

By Injury Matters • September 24th, 2021

Royal Life Saving Australia has recently released the 2021 National Drowning Report, highlighting the incidence of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2020 and 30th June 2021. The report found that 294 people lost their lives to drowning and estimates that an additional 674 people experienced a non-fatal drowning incident. To growmore…

Injury in regional and remote WA

By Injury Matters • September 1st, 2021

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Geographical analysis of hospitalised injury and injury deaths in 2017-18 tool provides an interactive insight into the counts and rates of injury hospitalisations and deaths by remoteness of individuals residence. Given the high proportion of Australians that reside in major cities it is no surprise that the largestmore…

Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s Community Hub

By Injury Matters • June 28th, 2021

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation have launched a new online Community Hub, a one-stop-shop for advice and inspiration to reduce harm from alcohol and drugs in the community. Having strong community connections and conversations around alcohol and other drugs can be an empowering way to create positive relationships and reduce harm related to alcohol and drugs within the WA community. 

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