The Federal Budget has committed funding to create a national injury prevention plan following research and advocacy efforts by University of Sydney scholars and the Child Injury Prevention Alliance.
We are happy to announce that the Australian government has pledged:
- $0.9 million over three years from 2018-19 to develop a new National Injury Prevention Strategy;
- $1.0 million over two years from 2018-19 for the KIDS Foundation to provide the SeeMore Safety program to 5,000 kindergartens and preschools;
- $6.3 million over four years from 2018-19 to develop the Safe Sports Australia program and a national sports injury database to improve the safety of sports participation by young people;
- $50.0 million in 2018-19 and $50.0 million in 2020-21 for a Health Innovation Fund to fund trials that support preventive health innovations and better use of health data.
We will keep you updated once we know more about the details.
In the meantime, the full Budget can be viewed via – bp2_combined
The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has written to Federal Health Minister the Hon. Greg Hunt MP endorsing the creation and funding of a National Injury Prevention Commission to drive a national injury prevention strategy and action plan. In her letter, Commissioner Mitchell urges Minister Hunt for his support to CHIPA in establishing a forward agenda to reduce childhood injuries.
The full letter can be viwed via – 18.04.10 Letter to Hon.Greg Hunt MP