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Road Ribbon for Road Safety®: a collaborative road safety campaign

Road Ribbon for Road Safety®: a collaborative road safety campaign

By Know Injury • October 22nd, 2018

The annual Road Ribbon for Road Safety® campaign, developed by the WA Local Government Association’s (WALGA) RoadWise, provides people with an opportunity to directly contribute to road safety and the long-term vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Commencing on Sunday, 18 November, coinciding with the World Day of Remembrance for Roadmore…

Injury deaths in Australia 1999-00 to 2014-15

By Know Injury • October 19th, 2018

AIHW recently published a new injury report Trends in injury deaths, Australia, 1999-00 to 2014-15.         In 2014-15 the injury fatality rate was higher among certain population groups, including; Males (64 injury deaths per 100,000 population) Individuals aged 65 years and over (52.5% of all injury deaths) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islandermore…

WA’s Injury Prevention Workforce

By Know Injury • September 26th, 2018

Outlined on this page are the key results from a project conducted by Injury Matters in partnership with the Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health at Curtin University. This project aimed to better understand the injury prevention workforce and the scope of current work in WA.

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2018

By Know Injury • September 18th, 2018

Royal Life Saving Australia recently released their 2018 National Drowning Report, outlining that 249 fatal drownings and an estimated 551 non-fatal drownings occurred in Australian waterways from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. It is estimated that these drowning events cost $1.47 billion, due to health system, emergency services, coronial and productivity costs. Somemore…

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…