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The incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

The incidence of injury among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

By Know Injury • March 20th, 2019

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet recently released “Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2018”, which provides a summary of the most recent data regarding the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. The report highlights a range of Australian injury statistics, including: In 2016-17, the injury hospitalisation rate for Aboriginalmore…

New Wheatbelt and South West injury toolkits

By Know Injury • February 25th, 2019

Injury Matters recently released two toolkits focusing on the prevalence of injury in the Wheatbelt and South West. The toolkits highlight the regions injury fatalities, injury hospitalisations and provide suggestions for how we can reduce the local impact of injury. In the Wheatbelt from 2011 to 2015, road trauma accounted for 106 fatalities in themore…

Injury hospitalisations to WA children

By Know Injury • January 22nd, 2019

Injury was the cause of 28.7% of children’s attendance at the Perth Children Hospital Emergency Department from July 2017 to June 2018. In partnership with the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department Injury Surveillance Unit, Kidsafe WA recently released the 2017-2018 Annual Data Report, which analyses the demographics, causality and treatment of these injuries. The followingmore…

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017

By Know Injury • December 11th, 2018

The WA Department of Health recently published the 2017 edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia report. In collating this report 780 parents and carers of children aged 0 to 15 years were randomly sampled and completed a computer assisted telephone interview. The report highlights that in 2017 approximately one inmore…

The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025

By Know Injury • November 29th, 2018

In partnership with a number of key stakeholders the Mental Health Commission recently released the Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025. This prevention plan was identified as a requirement within the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 to address mental health, alcoholmore…