To our team, volunteers, students, board members, ambassadors, and organisation partners, we thank you for your support in 2019.
Injury Matters remains committed to our work to prevent and reduce the impact of injury, and support those affected within the Western Australian community for many years to come.
A Message from Our Chief Executive
It has been a year of positive change, growth, and continued success for Injury Matters. As we end the first year of our three year Strategic Plan, I am proud of how far we have come in such a short while. So much so, we are already a year ahead of schedule on many of the key elements of our strategy. This strategy is person-centered and pragmatic, reflecting our approach to creating our vision of safer people and places within WA.
From our two innovative falls prevention campaigns to our demonstrated adaptability to the needs of the WA community impacted by road trauma, and our continued high-quality events held across the year on a range of injury topics, I am proud of what we have achieved in 2019. Behind each injury statistic, there are stories, families and communities which reinforce the importance of our work undertaken to prevent and reduce the impact of injury.
We have continued to deepen our commitment to reconciliation, with this embedded so naturally into our work. Our Reconciliation Action Plan is not just an extra task; it is innate in how we approach our roles, where we work to ensure space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices for continued learning. I am so proud to be part of a team that understands the significance of true and genuine engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Injury Matters is entering an exciting new phase, with the recent well-received launch of the inaugural WA Falls Report, alongside the introduction of our new Mental and Physical Safety (MaPS) on our Roads program. For the first time, our team will be working alongside the Heavy Vehicle workforce to understand and support critical health and safety issues affecting the workforce. You can engage with this and all of our programs and services by visiting our website or contacting our team.
Finally, I must thank the Injury Matters team, which also encompasses our board, volunteers, ambassadors, patron and students, for their commitment to living our values every day. We are grateful to our funding partners, the WA Department of Health, the WA Road Safety Commission, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and our stakeholders, for their ongoing commitment to reducing the impact of injury.
From all of us at Injury Matters, we wish you a safe festive season and look forward to seeing you in 2020!
Chief Executive, Injury Matters