2019 Wrapped

It has been a year of positive change, growth, and continued success for Injury Matters.

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!

Sandy Lukjanowski
Chief Executive, Injury Matters

Alyson Elari’s baby shower send-off.
Max Visser and Toni Williams at the Smith Family Christmas Volunteer Drive.
Roisin Sweeney, Juliana Summers, Glenda Spain-Dixon and Rachel Meade at the GrassRoots Falls Festival.
The Injury Matters team at Emily Anderson’s baby shower send-off.
Some of the Injury Matters team at our World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims event.
Catrina Wold presenting at the Stay On Your Feet® Move Your Body launch.

Injury Matters September eNews

This year has flown by, especially now we are well and truly into planning for the coming calendar year. With our latest falls prevention campaign, community engagement for road trauma support, planning underway for our new MaPS program and many insightful trainings planned for the coming months, I have no doubt it will be 2020 before we know it.

We have had continued positive contract news this year, with new funding granted by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), alongside extended contracts for our existing programs – you can read about these more below.

These longer-term agreements will enable us to further solidify ourselves as an asset to the WA community, while our new program funding will allow us to reach even more of the community to create safer people and places.

Sandy Lukjanowski
Chief Executive

Read the September 2019 eNews

2017 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards – nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards!

The awards recognise the action and excellence of those working to prevent injury and promote safety in Western Australia.

Applications are encouraged from those leading outstanding initiatives and programs across Western Australia in health, not-for-profit organisations, community groups, educational institutions, and the government sector.

Download the nomination package.