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Know Injury program highlights 2017/18

Know Injury program highlights 2017/18

By Know Injury • 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…

New AIHW Injury Publications

By Know Injury • July 26th, 2018

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare recently released three publications related to injury; Hospitalised injury due to land transport crashes Hospitalised assault injuries among men and boys Trends in hospitalised injury due to falls in older people 2002-03 to 2014-15 Key national statistics outlined in the publications: References: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,more…

National Farm Safety Week

By Know Injury • July 18th, 2018

Each year Farmsafe Australia facilitate National Farm Safety Week to raise awareness of farm safety issues across Australia. This year National Farm Safety Week is running from 16th – 22nd July focusing on the theme “Innovative, Safe and Healthy”. In addition to generating awareness of safe farm activities Farmsafe Australia have a number of resourcesmore…

New report – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2017

By Know Injury • June 26th, 2018

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has recently released a new report, the Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2017. In producing the report, HealthInfoNet searched through over 350 publications in order to provide health professionals with one document which summarises the current health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In additionmore…

Injury hospitalisations in Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15

By Know Injury • June 5th, 2018

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfares new report, Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15, highlights that after adjusting for population changes, on average there was a 1% increase in injury hospitalisations every year, from 327,000 hospitalisations in 1999-00 to 480,000 in 2014-15. As indicated in the table below, the leading causes ofmore…