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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Blacktown Aboriginal Safety Promotion Program



This program was developed in response to the findings of a 2003 report, Blacktown Aboriginal injury surveillance and prevention project report: united we win. It aimed to tackle the high rates of injury experienced by Aboriginal people in the Blacktown area of Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales (NSW).

The broad, multisectoral program included safety promotion training and three local projects.

The project was evaluated by Clapham et al in a report prepared for NSW Health and Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW (2008).


NSW Health
73 Miller Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked Bag 961
North Sydney NSW 2059
Ph: (02) 9391 9000
Fax: (02) 9391 9101

Dr Kathleen Clapham
University of Wollongong
Centre for Health Service Development
c/o Australian Health Services Research Institute
Building 234 (iC Enterprise 1)
Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong
Wollongong NSW 2522
Ph: (02) 4221 5171
Fax: (02) 42214679

Related publications

Senserrick T, Hinchcliff R, Ivers R, Martiniuk A, Boufous S, Clapham K (2010)

Aboriginal injury prevention projects.

Sydney: Sax Institute

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

Bryan-Clothier W (2007)

Blacktown Aboriginal safety promotion program - Home Safe Home project stream.

Paper presented at the 6th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference. 22-23 May 2007, Cairns

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


Last updated: 19 September 2016
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