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Funded by the Department of Health, the Local government injury prevention and community safety capacity building project is an exciting new initiative for the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA) in 2012. The pilot project will engage with local government authorities (LGAs) to investigate the options to promote and enhance community injury prevention and community safety at a local level.
Local government authorities are ideally positioned to help develop and support a wide selection of community injury prevention and community safety programs. Local government authorities employ many professionals who have relevant experience applicable to community injury prevention, community safety, community development and media liaison roles.
The aim of this project is to work with interested local government authorities to identify and enhance existing, and support the development of new, sustainable community injury prevention and community safety programs, initiatives, support structures and collaborations. During the project PHAIWA will work with local government authorities to examine current; injury profiles, identify existing and scope the capacity for enhancing community injury prevention and community safety initiatives, identify resources and professional expertise within local government authorities. Perceived barriers and solution to implementing or enhancing community injury prevention and community safety programs will also be identified with partner local government authorities.
Application details: There are six grants of $7500 being offered. Applicantion forms are available within the links below.