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Local Government Injury Prevention and Community Safety Capacity Building Project

Funded by the Department of Health, the Local Government Injury Prevention and Community Safety Capacity Building Project is continuing for PHAIWA in 2013/14. The project will engage with local government authorities (LGAs) to investigate the options to promote and enhance community injury prevention (CIP) and community safety (CS) at a local level.
 
The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) is now accepting local government submissions for the 2013/14 Local Government Injury Prevention and Community Safety Capacity Building Project/program.  
 
Please download your application form below. Applications close 15th September 2013.
 
Local governments are well positioned to help develop and support a wide selection of injury prevention programs. Local governments employ many professionals who have relevant experience applicable to CIP, CS, community development and media liaison roles. The aim of this project is to work with interested Councils to identify and enhance existing, and support the development of new, sustainable injury prevention programs, initiatives, support structures and collaborations.
 
Throughout the project PHAIWA is working with local governments to
•    examine current injury profiles;
•    identify existing and scope the capacity for enhancing CIP and CS initiatives; and
•    identify resources and professional expertise within the local government sector.
 
Perceived barriers and solution to implementing or enhancing injury prevention programs will also be identified.
 
PHAIWA offered seven grants to local governments in the 2012/13 period for injury related projects. The successful recipients were:
 

Local government

Project

City of Mandurah

Mandurah Liquor Accord; Awareness Raising, Education and Community Strategy

Shire of Wickepin

RU2 Close- Road Safety

Town of Port Hedland

Alcohol Education and Prevention Program

City of Gosnells

Home Safety Audit Program

Shire of Collie

Swim Safe!

City of Perth

City of Perth Injury Profile- Alcohol and other Drugs

Shire of Margaret River-Augusta

Injury Prevention in the Shire of Augusta - Margaret River (profile) and Safe Surfing DVD- ‘Skeg Bites’

 
For more information regarding the project, grant guidelines and application forms see below documents or contact Andrea Boss at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dr Melissa Stoneham on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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