Reach of injury prevention programmes

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Reach of injury prevention programmes

We collect data on how many people our injury prevention programmes reach. This helps us monitor the programmes and know how effective they are.


We work with partners and communities to prevent injuries and help keep New Zealanders healthy and safe.

Our key injury prevention programmes include:

  • Mates & Dates
  • Ride Forever
  • Live Stronger for Longer
  • ACC SportSmart
  • Young Drivers
  • St John in Schools.

Find out more about how we help prevent injuries:

Preventing injury

Programme statistics

These statistics show the engagement of New Zealanders with our core injury prevention programmes.

Mates & Dates

In 2019

207
schools participated in Mates & Dates.

In 2019

34,548
students participated in Mates & Dates.

In 2019

8,639
people attended a Ride Forever course.

As of 31 December 2019, there are

5,824
people receiving the Ride Forever newsletter.

In 2019, there were

13,659
people getting help from fracture liaison services.

In 2019

25,240
new people attended an approved community strength and balance class.

In 2019, there were

10,703
people receiving the in-home strength and balance service.

In 2019

250,000
people learned warm-up skills.

In 2019,

11,500
kids at AIMS Games were taught about concussion, warming up, and cooling down.

In 2019, we reached

750+
participants and whānau at IronMāori with SportSmart concussion information.

In 2019, there were

63,022
online registrations at drive.govt.nz.

In 2019, there were

155,039
online Road Code units completed.

In 2019, there were

42,642
children learning St John in Schools Injury Prevention modules.

In 2019, there were over

27,000
safety devices supplied to community providers for installation in whānau homes.

in 2019, there were

2,116
in-home safety evaluation completed with whānau and caregivers.