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Evidence Bank

Providing a summary of injury prevention evidence together in one location, the Evidence Bank aims to increase the awareness of reliable, accurate and authoritative injury-related research pieces.

Utilising the menu below you are able to search the Evidence Bank by injury topics, keywords and primary target audience. Please note that the primary target audience refers to the segmented group which the evidence is aiming to have the greatest influence on.

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Search the Evidence Bank

Year Injury topic/s Primary target audience Reference
2023 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Sanchez, M. et al. Impact of a public open-access community-based physical activity and fall prevention program on physical performance in older adults. European journal of public health ePub, ePub (2023). Available from:,adults%20may%20benefit%20most%20from%20multifaceted%20prevention%20programs 

2023 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Costa, S. N., Ferreira, L. H. B. & Bento, P. C. B. Effects of home-based exercise programs on mobility, muscle strength, balance, and gait in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of aging and physical activity ePub, ePub (2023). Available from: 

2023 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

Paul, S. S. et al. Fall-related health service use in Stepping On programme participants and matched controls: a non-randomised observational trial within the 45 and Up Study. Age and ageing 51, afac272 (2022). Available from: 

2023 Falls Adults (26 - 64 years), Older Adults (65 years and over)

Gebre, A. K. et al. Cardiovascular disease, muscle function, and long-term falls risk: The Perth Longitudinal Study of Ageing Women. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 107, 104911 (2022). Available from: 

2023 Alcohol-related harm, Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Intentional self-harm, Poisoning, Transport, Violence Whole Community

World Health Organization. Preventing injuries and violence: an overview. (2022). Available from:

2022 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over), Whole Community

Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society. Why investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait. (2022).

2022 Alcohol-related harm, Burns and Scalds, Drowning, Falls, Intentional self-harm, Poisoning, Transport, Violence Whole Community

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australian Burden of Disease Study 2022. (2022).

2022 Alcohol-related harm Whole Community

Yarning & frontier economics. Evaluation of minimum unit price of alcohol in the Northern Territory. (2022).

2022 Drowning, Intentional self-harm, Violence Whole Community

O’Donnell, K. et al. Recent natural disasters in Australia: Exploring the association with men’s mental health and access to health care. 20 (2022).

2022 Drowning Whole Community

Scarr, J.-P. & Jagnoor, J. Identifying opportunities for multisectoral action for drowning prevention: a scoping review. Inj Prev ip–2022–044712 (2022) doi:10.1136/ip-2022-044712.