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Networks

INJURY PREVENTION NETWORK 

Do you find you’re the only person working on injury prevention in your area? Are you looking for like-minded people to network with?

If you answered yes, then Injury Matters’ Injury Prevention Network might be just what you need!

The Injury Prevention Network is a group of injury prevention practitioners from all over Western Australia who meet four times a year to share knowledge and information about upcoming projects and issues. Attending the meetings is a great opportunity to connect with other practitioners in every region of Western Australia.

Got something to say? Contact Suzanne Butler on 6166 7688 or [email protected] if you would like to join the Injury Prevention Network or if you have information that you would like to share with Network members.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

DateAgendaInjury Prevention Snapshot
2nd May 202411am-12noon AWSTThis Injury Prevention Network (IPN) meeting will take place in Kalgoorlie. It will be a valuable opportunity for injury prevention practitioners from across Western Australia to come together, share insights, and connect with colleagues from various regions. This is an excellent chance to learn about the initiatives and programs being implemented in Kalgoorlie and to engage with local health professionals and organisations.

COMMUNITY FALLS NETWORK 

The Injury Matters’ Community Falls Network aims to bring together a variety of health and community professionals to discuss key issues and share solutions in community falls prevention. The Network meet quarterly via videoconference and in person.

For more information or to join the Network, contact Injury Matters Program Delivery Lead, Suzanne Butler via 6166 7688 or [email protected].

UPCOMING MEETINGS

OTHER NETWORKS

DateAgendaFalls Prevention Snapshot
22 May 202412noon-1:30pm AWSTWe will explore findings from a policy review paper titled “A Systems Approach to Assist Policy Action to Prevent Falls among Community-dwelling Older People in Australia.” It will highlight gaps and identify potential pathways for improvement for existing fall-prevention policies at the national and state levels. The webinar will be followed by a Community Falls Network meeting ending at 1:30 p.m.
21 August 2024TBCTBC
19 November 2024TBCTBC

Injury Matters encourages health practitioners to connect with fellow practitioners interested in preventing injuries.

Below are some existing professional networking groups in Western Australia that provide an opportunity to discuss trends, share resources, advocate for injury prevention programs and policies, and increase knowledge.

Local Government Community Safety Network

The Local Government Community Safety Network supports Local Governments, the WA Police and stakeholders to effectively work together to address safety and crime prevention issues in the community. This group meets quarterly and also operates an email group to maintain regular communication between meetings.

For more information and to join the network, click here

WA Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Group

Aiming to assist people working in the alcohol and other drug prevention sector to carry out their work, the Prevention Network provides an avenue for cross-learning, networking, receiving updates on prevention research and the dissemination of best practice. Membership of the network includes monthly email updates and an invitation to attend regular video conferences. 

For more information and to join the network, click here

WA Mental Health Network

Supporting the implementation of the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025, and identifying opportunities to support the needs of WA’s mental health sector, the Network also includes ten Sub Networks that work towards the overarching goal. Network members attend networking events, participate in consultations and receive a quarterly e-newsletter.

For more information and to join the network, click here

WA Road Safety Education Committee

WARSEC is a multi-member agency committee convened by the Department of Education, with an interest in improving safe road use and road safety education for children and young people in WA.  

For more information about the network please contact Injury Matters – Recovery Support Lead, Alyson Elari via [email protected].

WALGA Roadwise Committees

The WALGA Roadwise Committees are formed through local partnerships to provide a forum where local issues can be discussed and local safety activities are coordinated.

For more information about the WALGA Roadwise Committees click here

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