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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.
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
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