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Know Injury Fact Sheets

By Know Injury • September 27th, 2017

Know Injury is proud to release a range of new injury fact sheets with current evidence and data for: falls, road transport, drowning, violence, suicide and self-harm, burns and scalds, and poisoning. Significant findings amongst the new and updated information include: The leading injury related deaths from 2009-2013 included suicide and self-harm (1,542 fatalities), fallsmore…

Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA recap.

By Know Injury • September 22nd, 2017
Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA recap.

Just over 50 health and community professionals from around Western Australia joined Know Injury for the Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA seminar on Thursday 7 September.  The event was the third in the series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Costs of Injurymore…

Get to know the Policy and Sector Support team at Injury Matters

By Know Injury • September 21st, 2017
Get to know the Policy and Sector Support team at Injury Matters

If you’re interested in injury prevention in Western Australia (WA), we encourage you to get to know the Policy and Sector Support team at Injury Matters. The team is responsible for Know Injury, a capacity building program funded by the State Government through the Department of Health. Know Injury provides knowledge, training, resources, and networkingmore…

Trans Pathways study by Telethon Kids Institute

By Know Injury • September 18th, 2017

In 2016, the Telethon Kids Institute launched the largest national survey conducted of the mental health and care pathways of transgender and gender diverse young people in Australia. This Trans Pathways study incorporated the views of 859 transgender and gender diverse young people aged 14 – 25 years and 194 parents and guardians of transgendermore…

International Overdose Awareness Day

By Know Injury • August 30th, 2017
International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day (Thursday 31 August) is held each year to help raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related death.  It also aims to acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died as a result of drug overdose.  International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message thatmore…