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Sector News | December 2022

Injury Prevention Summit 2023
Injury is Everyone’s Business
Registrations open

The Injury Prevention Summit is a one-day event held biennially by Injury Matters, via the Know Injury program, with funding from the Western Australian Department of Health.

Held on 11th May 2023, the Summit will bring together injury prevention and safety promotion practitioners, policymakers, and Local Governments from across Western Australia to share knowledge and build capacity to integrate injury prevention and safety promotion practices into their work.

2023 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards
Applications Open

The Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who positively impacted the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the burden of injury within Western Australia.

The Awards will be held on 11 May 2023. Applications are now open!

NEW Reporting Road Traffic Incidents Resource

In collaboration with the Road Safety Commission, Injury Matters has launched the Reporting Road Traffic Incidents Resource to support the road safety sector to report road traffic incidents in a manner that is respectful to those impacted by road trauma and has a positive effect on road safety.

We all have a role to play in educating and creating societal change regarding road safety. This resource encourages everyone reporting on road traffic incidents in WA to consider the influence that their report may have on the audience.

Investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait

The Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society recently launched the report ‘Why investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait’.

In this report, the ANZFPS proposes five recommendations to government, that if properly implemented, could move the needle on the significant social and economic cost of falls.

Download the Report today and share amongst your networks to raise awareness of this important issue.

New AIHW publications

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have recently released a number of injury-related publications:

LDAT program modules

LDAT program modules provide a comprehensive set of adaptable guides and resources to support Local Drug Action Teams in their delivery of youth-focused programs and activities.

Is your street a healthy street?

UK public health expert Lucy Saunders was recently in Perth working with local stakeholders regarding the built environment and the importance of creating healthy streets for people, not just cars.

Vaping and smoking banned on some Perth streets

With vaping having the potential to result in incidents of poisoning and burns, Injury Matters welcomes some Perth council’s decision to make their town centres smoke free.

2023 CAHS Research Skills Seminar Schedule

Registrations for the CAHS 2023 Research Skills Seminars will open in early January. With over 20 topics essential to the research process, there is something for everyone.

New Mental Health Commission campaign

The Mental Health Commission in partnership with Cancer Council WA has launched a new state-wide Drug Aware campaign called ‘The Growing Brain’.

To assist in promoting the campaign to your communities and networks, access the Community Toolkit. The Toolkit includes background information regarding the campaign, key messages and assets to download and share.

New WHO violence report

A new report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO), What works to prevent online violence against children, presents ways to address the growing worldwide concern of keeping children safe online.