There is an upward trend for fall injury cases in Victoria with an average of 6,000 hospital admissions and 31,000 emergency department presentations per year. Injuries were more common in male patients with falls most likely to occur at home.
Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues.
View the presentations from the Injury Prevention Consultation Workshop that was held on February 14th 2017.
You are invited to an evening seminar: Injury Prevention Satellite Meeting ‘The role of coronial recommendations in injury prevention’.
10 – 11 July 2017, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane The 10th Making Cities Liveable Conference is a platform for government, academic and industry professionals to discuss public health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, climate change, urban design, bio security and more. The conference will be held at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane on Monday 10th … Continued
Registration is now open for the 2017 Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PREVCON), to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland. Our biennial convention offers an exciting opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of public health and safety practitioners in the field of childhood injury prevention … Continued
Register today to participate in the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention in Vancouver, Canada. Don’t miss your chance to showcase your work to delegates of the 2017 World Conference on Drowning Prevention. Opportunities exist for oral and poster presentations in seven conference streams. Take advantage of early bird pricing unit June 16th only The … Continued
The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN), Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) and Federation University Australia, are pleased to invite you to the premier injury prevention conference for Australia and the Asia Pacific, the 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference, to be held at The Mecure Hotel … Continued
“……Santaella-Tenorio’s study (co-authored with Columbia professors Magdalena Cerdá and Sandro Galea, as well as the University of North Carolina’s Andrés Villaveces) examined roughly 130 studies that had been conducted in 10 different countries. Each of those 130 studies had looked at some specific change in gun laws and its effect on homicide and/or suicide rates. … Continued
VicRoads is pleased to announce VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants program round for 2017/18 – open until 4pm March 15 2016. https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-safety-programs/vicroads-community-road-safety-grants-program/apply-for-funding Standard Program Grants Standard programs are initiatives that are delivered year in and out. The attached guidelines list most standard programs and any specific information in regards to them. Should a program that … Continued