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Home Safe Home



The Home Safe Home program aimed to reduce the number of unintentional injuries experienced by Aboriginal people in Blacktown in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), through a process of home safety auditing.

Agency staff involved in the program:

The project, which was part of a larger program called the Blacktown Aboriginal Safety Promotion Program, was evaluated in 2008 by Clapham et al in a report prepared for NSW Health and Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW.


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 5157
Fax: (02) 4221 4679

Related publications

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

Aboriginal injury prevention projects.

Sydney: Sax Institute

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

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

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


Last updated: 23 February 2017
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