Violence and Injury Prevention

Policy documents

In this section, WHO provides links to many examples of national policies, strategies and plans of action for injury prevention and control currently being implemented by countries around the world in the hope that it will assist or inspire those tasked to develop similar tools. The links are broken down by topic.


General injury-related policy documents

REGIONAL POLICY DOCUMENTS

European Union

Council recommendation on injury prevention and the promotion of safety (2007)

NATIONAL POLICY DOCUMENTS

Europe

A searchable database has been compiled to facilitate monitoring and reporting of national policies for the prevention of violence and injuries within the European region.

Australia

Aboriginal safety promotion strategy (2003)

Australia

The national injury prevention and safety promotion plan 2004-2014 (2004)

Australia

The national injury prevention plan priorities for 2004 and beyond (2003)

Brazil

National policy for the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by violence and unintentional injuries (2001)

United States of America

CDC Injury fact book (2006)

United States of America

Injury surveillance and prevention plan 2006-2010 (Arizona, 2006)

United States of America

Injury prevention strategic plan 2003-2008 (Colorado, 2003)

United States of America

Strategic plan for injury prevention 2005-2010 (Delaware, 2005)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan 2005-2010 (Hawaii, 2005)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan (Michigan, 2003)

United States of America

Injury prevention strategic plan 2004 (Utah, 2004)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan 2001 (Vermont, 2001)

Some public health policy documents with violence/injury components

Australia

The national aboriginal and Torres Strait islander safety promotion strategy (2005)

Ireland

National action plan against poverty and social exclusion 2003-2005 (2003)

Lithuania

National environmental heath action plan (2001)

New Zealand

Child health strategic plan 2004-2007 (Waitemata, 2004)

Norway

Norwegian national action plan for environment and health (2001)

Pakistan

National action plan for prevention and control of non communicable diseases and health promotion in Pakistan (2004)

United Kingdom

A draft strategy for promoting mental and emotional health in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland, 2000)

United States of America

Investing in adolescent health, a strategic plan by the California adolescent health collaborative (2000)

United States of America

Health plan 2005 (Vermont, 2005)

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