We partner with New Zealand communities to support the good work they’re doing on injury and violence prevention.
Protecting your tamariki
The four most common dangers to New Zealand kids are:
Together, they make up 50% of injuries children sustain. We focus on reducing the incidence and severity of injuries to children 14 years and under.
On average, each year 180,000 children injure themselves due to a fall, burn, poisoning, or drowning. These injuries can have a significant impact on the child and their families.
Who we work with
To deliver programmes to help reduce injuries to Kiwi kids we work with:
Reducing alcohol-related harm
There are many alcohol harm prevention groups in our communities and regions. These groups work towards reducing the severity and number of injuries related to alcohol harm.
Who we work with
We work with organisations such as:
the Health Promotion Agency (HPA)
local and district councils
New Zealand Police
Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Primary health organisations (PHOs)
St John, Wellington Free Ambulance
the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
Getting injury prevention into your communities
We're reaching communities through our injury prevention specialists. These specialists work with community groups to develop, support and enable their communities.
Who we partner with
We partner with Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ) to support individual communities. Through SCFNZ, communities can become accredited as safe. To become accredited, many different sectors in the community need to work together to implement the Safe Community framework.
This framework has reduced injuries, crime and violence. It includes:
road safety campaigns
falls prevention initiatives
safety at work
safer public places
reduced alcohol-related harm
overall violence prevention.
Currently, 2.8 million New Zealanders live in an accredited safe community.
Our community partners supporting children and families
Plunket leads the way in preventing injuries to children under five years old. We're supporting Plunket to develop injury prevention capabilities within their staff.