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Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017

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…

The Health Promotion Journal of Australia – Special Injury Edition

By Know Injury • November 16th, 2018

The Health Promotion Journal of Australia recently published a special edition on Injury Prevention and Health Promotion. This is the second time that the Journal has published a special issue on injury prevention, following the first in 1991. The special edition promotes the importance of injury in Australia and contains articles on a range ofmore…

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…