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Building capacity in injury research transfer

Roslyn Poulos, Anthony Zwi

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 16(12) 185 - 186 Published: 2005

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Roslyn Poulos

Anthony Zwi

Abstract

Injury is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity and
disability in Australia. In recognition of the national burden
of injury, the area of injury prevention and control was
endorsed as a national health priority in 1986. Despite this,
however, there has been a substantial mismatch between
the identification of injury as a problem and the level of
funding available for injury research. Late in 2004, a
NSW consortium of academic institutions (Box 1) was
awarded a five-year National Health and Medical Research
Council Capacity Building Grant in Population Health
Research to build capacity in population approaches to
injury prevention and control. Four injury domains were
identified for ongoing research (road safety, falls, sports and
work-related injuries) across a number of thematic areas,
one of which includes the translation of injury research
into policy and practice.