Violence and Injury Prevention

National policies to prevent violence and injuries: overview


  • National injury prevention policies, strategies & plans of action
    Several governments around the world have developed national injury prevention policies, strategies and/or plans of action. Although these instruments vary in nature and scope, they serve to guide a nation's efforts to prevent injury-related death and disability.
  • Project on developing national policies
    The project to assist countries to develop national policies to prevent violence and injuries seeks to address the fundamental need for a standard set of actions to prevent injury-related deaths and disabilities.
  • European inventory of national policies
    The policy documents in this searchable database reflect policy initiatives undertaken at national level in European countries across the region by different sectors involved in the prevention of violence and injuries, such as health, justice, interior, social affairs, and transport.

Other tools for developing national policies

National policies, strategies & plans of action

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