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Blacktown Aboriginal safety promotion program: engaging and strengthening the Blacktown Aboriginal community through injury prevention and safety promotion

 

Overview

The program was run in response to the Blacktown Aboriginal injury surveillance and prevention project report: united we win (2003) and aimed to increase the ability of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies to tackle the high rates of injury experienced by Aboriginal people in the local government area of Blacktown, New South Wales. The objectives of the program were to reduce the burden of injury (intentional and unintentional) and support agencies in their role of promoting Aboriginal safety and prevention. Three projects existed; Home safe home, Keeping Aboriginal youth safe and Safety in the local environment.

Contacts

New South Wales Health
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked mail bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Ph: (02) 9391 9000
Fax: (02) 9391 9101

Related publications

Western Sydney Area Health Service (2003)

Blacktown Aboriginal injury surveillance and prevention project report.

Parramatta: Western Sydney Area Health Service

The focus of this report is injury among Aboriginal people in Western Sydney. It describes a project that was commissioned to extend work already done in the Shoalhaven and Mid-North Coast Health Areas of New South Wales, to an urban area. Sources of information for the report include: hospital statistics; police data; and records from interviews and focus groups. A variety of injuries affecting Aboriginal people are included and an analysis of the use of services and the influences of socio-economic factors is undertaken.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Blacktown Aboriginal Safety Promotion Program (2008)

Blacktown Aboriginal Safety Promotion Program: engaging and strengthening the Blacktown Aboriginal community through injury prevention and safety promotion.

intouch; 25(3): 7-8

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Last updated: 11 November 2013
 
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