Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP)

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)

Canada

Developing an integrated Canadian injury prevention strategy (2003)

Canada

Ending Canada's invisible epidemic (a strategy for injury prevention) (2005)

New Zealand

New Zealand Injury prevention strategy (2003)

New Zealand

New Zealand Injury prevention strategy 2004-2005 implementation plan (2005)

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 2006 (Massachusetts, 2006)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan (Michigan, 2003)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan 2005 (Rhode Island, 2005)

United States of America

Injury prevention strategic plan 2004 (Utah, 2004)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan 2001 (Vermont, 2001)

United States of America

Injury prevention plan (Virginia, 2005)

United States of America

Draft chapters of the Injury and violence prevention plan (Washington, 2007)

Some public health policy documents with violence/injury components

Australia

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

Australia

Community safety plan framework (Moreland, 2006)

Finland

A safer community, internal security programme summary (2004)

Ireland

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

Kenya

National action plan for arms control and management (2006)

Latvia

Latvia national action plan for reduction of poverty and social exclusion 2004–2006 (2004)

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)

South Africa

Strategic priorities for the national health system 2004–2009 (2004)

United Kingdom

Local safeguarding children board annual report and business plan (Bexley, 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)

Viet Nam

Safe community (Da Trach, 2005)

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