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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.

If you would like a piece of evidence added to the Bank, please click here.

Search the Evidence Bank

Year Injury topic/s Primary target audience Reference
2022 Alcohol-related harm Whole Community

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education. Alcohol use and harms during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2022).

2022 Drowning Whole Community

Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia. WA Drowning Report 2021.,in%20the%20Perth%20metropolitan%20area. (2022).

2022 Alcohol-related harm, Falls Older Adults (65 years and over), Whole Community

Lau, G. et al. Prevalence of alcohol and other drug use in patients presenting to hospital for fall-related injuries: a systematic review. Injury Prevention (2022) doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2021-044513. Available from: 

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

Jancey, J. et al. The injury workforce in Western Australia: Findings from a cross‐sectional survey. 7 (2019) doi: Available from: 

2022 Transport Whole Community

Joint Select Committee on Road Safety. Driving Reform: final report for the Inquiry into Road Safety. (2022).

2022 Falls Older Adults (65 years and over)

AIHW. Falls in older Australians 2019–20: hospitalisations and deaths among people aged 65 and over. (2022).

2022 Violence Early Years (0 – 8 years), Middle Years (9 – 14 years), Young People (15 – 25 years)
2022 Violence Regional / Remote Communities, Whole Community

Ringin, L., Moran, M. & Thompson, S. C. Analysis of reporting of family violence reporting in print media in regional Western Australia. Aus NZ J of Public Health 1753-6405.13205 (2022) doi:10.1111/1753-6405.13205. Available from:

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

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2018. (2022).

2022 Transport Whole Community

WA Road Safety Commission. WA Road Fatalities 2021. (2022).