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2020 National Farm Safety Week: Farming for a Future

2020 National Farm Safety Week: Farming for a Future

By Injury Matters • July 21st, 2020

It’s National Farm Safety Week 2020! Farm injuries are common, with farming still one of the most dangerous occupations in Australia. Farmers and their families are exposed to many risks, such as heavy machinery, quad bikes, dams and lakes. However, there are a range of strategies that can be adopted to prevent and reduce themore…

WA Burden of Disease Study 2015

By Injury Matters • June 30th, 2020

The Epidemiology Branch of the WA Department of Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recently conducted the Western Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 to provide an assessment of the impact of diseases, injuries and risk factors for the whole population, health regions and the Aboriginal population. Utilising several data collections,more…

Hospitalised Sports Injuries in Australia

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Sport is a setting which can attract lots of injuries, however it is often overlooked as a public health issue or a priority setting for injury prevention. Sports injuries frequently lead to hospital admittance, as captured in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) recent report, Hospitalised Sports Injury in Australia, 2016-17.     Drmore…

Domestic and Family Violence in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

By Injury Matters • May 20th, 2020

Domestic and family violence can be experienced by any Western Australian, however many Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community members, including; recent arrivals, international students, immigrants and refugee women, can face additional challenges in addressing violence. Additionally, women from CaLD backgrounds are less likely than other groups of women to report domestic violence. To raisemore…

Domestic and Family Violence Response Training

By Injury Matters • May 18th, 2020

COVID-19 is impacting the Western Australian community in a variety of ways, including influencing the incidence of injury. To raise awareness around the impact of COVID-19 on the prevalence of family and domestic violence and to increase health professional’s knowledge of how they can support someone they are concerned about, Injury Matters delivered a Domestic and Family Violence Response Webinar on Maymore…