This poster describes why injury information matters. When a person is injured, information is collected to help the injured person receive the care they need. This information can also be used to prevent injuries. Once the confidential facts such as names and addresses are removed, the information is combined and analysed by government agencies, researchers, and communities. It tells the story about how, why, when, and where injuries tend to occur.
To make New Zealand a safer place to live, work, and play, injury information should be shared. Government agencies use this to develop injury prevention policies, programmes, and legislation. Communities across New Zealand also use the information to plan their injury prevention activities. By sharing information and working together we can help to prevent injuries.