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National Policies on Injury Prevention
The work of the Australian Government’s National Injury Prevention Program is guided by three national plans:

These documents share a vision of 'Governments, private sector and communities.  These documents can be found at:
http://www.nphp.gov.au/workprog/sipp/nipp.htm

Other information pages on injury prevention in Australia can be found at:
http://www6.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-injury-index.htm
http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Injuries_and_Injury_Prevention
http://www.aihw.gov.au/
http://www.aic.gov.au/

 

Falls Prevention for Older People
Falls are a major cause of injury for older people and the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in people aged 65 years or over, and responsible for substantial morbidity and reduced quality of life through pain and functional impairment. There are many agencies that provide information on how to minimise the risk of falling. Some of these include:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/agedcare/maintaining/falls/
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/fallsprevention/
http://www.stayonyourfeet.com.au/index.php

Transport Injury
The following organisations in Australia publish transport statistics, transport research and information on current advertising campaigns:
http://www.rstf.tas.gov.au/home.html - Road Safety Task Force - TAS
http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/ - Transport Accident Commission - VIC
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/ - Victorian Roads Authority – VIC
http://www.atsb.gov.au/linking.aspx - Australian Transport Safety Bureau – AUS

 

Workplace Injury
Information on workplace injuries, including legislation, occupational health and safety and rehabilitation, can be found at:
http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/node/workcover.htm - WorkCover TAS
http://www.workcover.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe - WorkSafe VIC
http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/default - WorkCover NSW

 

Farm Injury
Farmsafe Australia provides farmers, rural workers and people in the rural community with access to important rural safety information.
http://www.farmsafe.org.au/

 

Childhood Injury
Kidsafe was founded in 1979 by a group of professionals and business people focused on the prevention of accidental injuries to children. As a non-profit, non-government charity organisation, Kidsafe is internationally regarded as a leader in injury prevention. Their website has many Fact Sheets available for downloading:
http://www.kidsafe.com.au/

Other child injury prevention information can be found at:
http://www.kidsfoundation.org.au/?id=injuryrecovery
www.childcomm.tas.gov.au – Childhood Injury Prevention Coalition – TAS

The Safety Centre - Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

 

Injury Research
For more information about current research in Injury Prevention, the leading research institutes in Australia include:
http://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/ - Research Centre for Injury Studies at Flinders University SA
http://www.monash.edu.au/mir/ - Monash Injury Research Institute VIC
http://www.thegeorgeinstitute.org/ - The George Institute NSW
http://www.irmrc.unsw.edu.au/ - Injury Risk Management Research Centre NSW
http://www.carrsq.qut.edu.au/ - Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety QLD
http://www.sma.org.au/ - Sports Medicine Australia
http://www.spinal.com.au/ - Spinal Injuries Association
http://www.iccwa.org.au/ - Injury Control Council of WA

Injury Prevention is a dedicated subject matter or Special Interest Group within the following organisations:

Australasian Epidemiological Association
Australian Safe Communities Foundation
Public Health Association Australia
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand

 

International Resources for Injury Prevention
http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/en/ - World Health Organisation

http://www.asph.org/ - The Association of School of Public Health - USA
http://www.cdc.gov/ - Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - USA
http://www.cdc.gov/NIOSH/ - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health - USA
http://www.sophe.org/ui/fellowship-main.shtml - Society for Public Health Education - USA
http://www.injuryprevention.org/ - Injury Prevention Web - USA
http://www.icehs.org/ - Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section - USA
http://www.cippp.org/ - Centre for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice (CIPPP)

 

Injury Prevention Literature Resources
http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pmc
http://www.safetylit.org/

 

Last Update: 27 June 2012