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Finding Causes & Proposing Solutions

Injury is one of a leading causes of child death and disability in Australia. Indigenous children experience injury at higher rates than non-Indigenous children, but there are few targeted prevention programs for Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Little is known about the impact that it has on Indigenous children and youth - particularly those living in urban areas.

The Safe Koori Kids study aimed to increase our understanding of the factors involved in injury in Indigenous communities.

It was undertaken in Campbelltown, NSW between 2006 and 2008 by researchers at University of Wollongong, in collaboration with the George Institute for International Health and Yooroang Garang: School of Indigenous Health Studies, at the University of Sydney.