Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
The 13th Australasian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference is supported by the Victorian Government.
The Department of Health and Human Services works to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety for all Victorians so that they can lead a life they value. Most people want to be connected to their communities, and experience a good life – their health, safety and wellbeing rely on being able to participate fully in the community and economy and access services.
The purpose of the department is to help them to get there. The department’s efforts are guided by its four strategic directions of person-centred services and care, local solutions, earlier and more connected support, and advancing quality, safety and innovation.
The department has responsibility for developing and delivering policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Some of these activities include housing and community services and programs; public health services and prevention programs; public hospitals; health; mental health and aged care services; and sport and recreation in metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.
The department takes a broad view of the causes of ill health, the drivers of good health, the social and economic context in which people live, and the incidence and experience of vulnerability, placing people at the heart of policy-making, service design and delivery.
See more at: http://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/
For more information on the department's injury prevention program, please see:
Transport Accident Commission
The TAC is a Victorian Government-owned organisation whose role is to promote road safety, improve the State's trauma system and support those who have been injured on our roads.
The funds the TAC needs to perform these functions come from payments made by Victorian motorists when they register their vehicles each year with VicRoads. The TAC covers transport accidents directly caused by the driving of a car, motorcycle, bus, train or tram. The TAC can provide support services for people injured in a transport accident as a driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or in some cases, a cyclist.
The TAC is a 'no-fault' scheme. This means that medical benefits will be paid to an injured person regardless of who caused the accident. The TAC is unique among personal injury compensation schemes in that one of our key roles is to promote road safety. Working closely with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and VicRoads, the TAC develops campaigns that increase awareness of road safety issues, change behaviour and ultimately reduce the incidence of road trauma. The TAC value our reputation for being an organisation that is committed to zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. We have a target to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads by 200 between 2016 and 2020.
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Conference Theme Sponsors
Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety QLD (CARRS-Q)
Conference Theme Sponsor
• Internationally renowned road safety and injury prevention research centre
• High impact research influencing national and international policy
• Strong linkages with government and industry
• Committed to participating nationally and internationally to reduce road trauma
• Multidisciplinary research team
• Established for 20 years with over 70 research professionals and PhD students
Contact: Andrea McCrindle, Research Manager
Tel: (61) 7 3138 4873
Monash University Accident Research Centre
Conference Theme Sponsor
The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) is a world leader in injury prevention research and training. Our research has led directly to real-world solutions for making Australians safer: on the roads, in the workplace, and in homes and communities. MUARC's long standing partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Collaborating Centre, supports initiatives towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals relating to violence and injury prevention in the Western Pacific Region. We are committed to the excellence of our research and training, the independence of our recommendations and the engagement we have with the communities we serve, locally and globally.
Royal Life Saving Society Australia
Conference Theme Sponsor
Royal Life Saving is focused on reducing drowning and promoting healthy, active and skilled communities through innovative, reliable, evidence based advocacy; strong and effective partnerships; quality programs, products and services; underpinned by a cohesive and sustainable national organisation. Royal Life Saving is a public benevolent institution (PBI) dedicated to reducing drowning and turning everyday people into everyday community lifesavers. We achieve this through: advocacy, education, training, health promotion, aquatic risk management, community development, research, sport, leadership and participation and international networks.
Public Health Association of Australia
The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is recognised as the principal non-government organisation for public health in Australia working to promote the health and well-being of all Australians. It is the pre-eminent voice for the public’s health in Australia. The PHAA works to ensure that the public’s health is improved through sustained and determined efforts of the Board, the National Office, the State and Territory Branches, the Special Interest Groups and members.
The efforts of the PHAA are enhanced by our vision for a healthy Australia and by engaging with like-minded stakeholders in order to build coalitions of interest that influence public opinion, the media, political parties and governments.