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New Resources for Childhood Injury Data

New Resources for Childhood Injury Data

By Know Injury • June 22nd, 2017

As the leading independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries and accidents in Western Australia Kidsafe WA has recently released a range of professional resources which contain WA specific accident and injury data from Princess Margaret Hospital for children Emergency Department (PMH ED). The Childhood Injury Research Report: Road Injuries andmore…

Call for Action Following National Review of Hospitalisations for Childhood Injury

By Know Injury • June 22nd, 2017

Experts in injury prevention, epidemiology, and trauma have called for a coordinated, national response to preventing childhood injuries in Australia. A national, evidence-informed, cross-sector prevention strategy with clear actions and performance indicators, as well as a national agency to coordinate action, have been recommended. Recommendations are supported by a ten-year review of childhood injuries inmore…

Health Tracker tool informs service planning

By Know Injury • June 9th, 2017

Australia’s Health Tracker by Area is an interactive online tool allowing users to map data by Population Health Areas, Primary Health Networks, and Local Government Areas for a range of chronic diseases and injury, including suicide and factors that contribute to injury, such as alcohol. In addition to providing the latest national data for chronicmore…

National Burns Awareness Month Toolkit

By Know Injury • June 1st, 2017

The National Burns Awareness Month (1-30 June) aims to drive greater awareness amongst the Australian community of the correct first aid treatment for minor burns. National Burns Awareness Month is an initiative of the Julian Burton Burns Trust, Australia’s leading community organisation dedicated to burn injury. Know Injury has developed this toolkit to support Localmore…

Know Injury in the Kimberley

By Know Injury • May 22nd, 2017

The Kimberley region experienced over 7600 injury events in 2012 that resulted in emergency department visits, hospital admissions, or fatalities(1). These injuries cost more than $285 million, including health care costs, quality of life costs, loss of paid productivity, and long-term care costs (1). Injuries due to violence, falls, and exposure to mechanical forces aremore…