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Hospitalised Sports Injuries in Australia

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Sport is a setting which can attract lots of injuries, however it is often overlooked as a public health issue or a priority setting for injury prevention. Sports injuries frequently lead to hospital admittance, as captured in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) recent report, Hospitalised Sports Injury in Australia, 2016-17.     Drmore…

WA Violence Prevention Initiatives

By Injury Matters • November 7th, 2019

In Australia, one in six women and one in sixteen men have experienced at least one incident of violence by a partner.1 In 2018, there were 37 homicides related to family and domestic violence in Western Australia (WA).2 To highlight the incidence of family and domestic violence in WA, the key drivers behind its prevalencemore…

Preventing violence against women

By Injury Matters • September 9th, 2019

On average, a woman is killed by a partner or former partner every week in Australia.1 To support women impacted by relationship and family violence in Geraldton, Desert Blue Connect provides counselling, support, advocacy and crisis accommodation for women impacted by violence. In addition to providing support to women who are affected by violence, Desertmore…

Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia

By Injury Matters • June 20th, 2019

In addition to providing a range of statistics regarding the overall incidence of family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, AIHW’s recent report ‘Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia: continuing the national story 2019’ focuses on the impact of violence within a number of vulnerable population groups.

Know Injury program highlights 2017/18

By Injury Matters • August 13th, 2018

Injury Matters would like to thank all those that participated in the Know Injury program in 2017-2018! The Know Injury program was established in 2014 by Injury Matters, with funding from the WA Department of Health, to increase the engagement, capacity and delivery of injury prevention and community safety activities within the Western Australian (WA)more…

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