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Know Injury Events and Training

 

This calendar provides a list of upcoming Know Injury events and training.

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Benefits of engaging seniors in your recreation programs for falls prevention Wednesday 6 June 2.00pm-3.00pm Webinar Age-friendly Recreation Centres can provide a setting for engaging with local seniors.  Increasing senior’s participation in regular physical activity, especially strength and balance training is known to improve health, well-being and in particular prevent falls from occurring.  Falls are becoming an increasing concern among our ageing population and most notably affect people age over 65 years.  In 2012, falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalisations and deaths in Western Australia, costing $2.2 billion.  Join Know Injury for this free webinar to learn about age-friendly recreation centres and falls prevention, including: what is the role of recreation centres in falls prevention, evidence based strength and balance training and local case studies of age-friendly recreation centres/activities. Register here
Program Evaluation: How to demonstrate the impact of your program Thursday 21 June 9.00am-1.oopm City of Bunbury, Council Function Room, 4 Stephen St, Bunbury. Effective evaluation will help you show the impact your program has on your target group and inform future strategies. It can also help show the value of your program to funders and help you to build evidence to attract future funding. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design appropriate evaluation methods and give you the opportunity to develop an evaluation plan for current/future projects.  Register here
Lunch and Learn: Introduction to Injury Friday 22 June 12.00pm-1.00pm City of Bunbury, Council Function Room, 4 Stephen St, Bunbury. Injuries, including falls, road trauma, violence, drownings, suicide and self-harm, burns, poisonings and alcohol-related injuries are prevalent in Western Australia.  In 2015, South West residents were hospitalised over 21,900 times for conditions due to an injury, accounting for 14,878 bed days, at an approximate cost of $32.79 million.

Join Injury Matters for this free Lunch and Learn as we review the cost and incidence of injury and provide local data to assist in injury prevention planning in the South West.

Register here
Local Government Community Safety Network Conference Thursday 2 August 8.30am-3.00pm Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre More details coming shortly.