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
  • Safekids – home safety programme.

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 2020

237
schools participated in Mates & Dates.

In 2020

37,395
students participated in Mates & Dates.

In 2020

7,233
people attended a Ride Forever course.

As of 31 December 2020, there are

12,788
subscribers to the Ride Forever newsletter.

In 2020, there were

11,635
people getting help from fracture liaison services.

In 2020

14,522
new people attended an approved community strength and balance class.

In 2020, there were

8,816
people receiving the in-home strength and balance service.

In 2020, there were

12,642
older adults who enrolled in the Nymbl programme.

In 2020

200,000
people learned warm-up skills.

In 2020, we reached

1150 +
participants and whānau at IronMāori with SportSmart information.

In 2020, we reached

150,000
children with Water Skills for Life.

In 2020, there were

77,156
registrations for the Drive programme.

In 2020, there were

250,319
online Road Code units completed.

In 2020, there were

39,036
children complete the St John in Schools ‘Keeping Safe’ modules.

Across 2019 and 2020, there were

31,000
safety devices supplied to community providers for installation in whānau homes.

By end of 2020

5,380
in-home safety evaluations and education completed with whānau and caregivers.