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WA’s Injury Prevention Workforce

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…

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…