Violence and Injury Prevention

For health policy-makers and planners

Below you will find publications and resources aimed at health policy-makers and planners.

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Preventing injuries and violence: a guide for ministries of health (2007)

A guide and reference book for ministries of health and their focal points, this document leads the user through the stages of setting up, developing and evaluating violence and injury prevention efforts, always stressing collaboration with other sectors. Included are sections on organization, policy development, data collection, advocacy work and capacity-building.

Developing policies to prevent violence and injuries: guidelines for policy-makers and planners (2006)

These guidelines cover all the steps that are necessary for developing injury and violence prevention policies up to and including approval by governmental and political authorities. It also explains the rationale behind the need for such tools, the importance of the health sector in their development and the link between policies and legislation.

World report on road traffic injury prevention (2004)

The World report on road traffic injury prevention (2004) emphasizes the role of public health in the prevention of road traffic injuries and covers the fundamental concepts and prerequisites of road traffic injury prevention, the intensity and impact of road traffic injuries, key determinants and risk factors, intervention strategies, and recommendations.

World report on violence and health (2002)

The World Health Organization launched the first World report on violence and health on October 3rd, 2002. The goals of the report are to raise awareness about the problem of violence globally, to make the case that violence is preventable, and to highlight the crucial role that public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences.

Injury: A leading cause of the global burden of disease, 2000 (2002)

Injury: A leading cause of the global burden of disease 2000 is intended to serve as a reference on the ranking of injuries among other leading causes of the burden of disease to facilitate informed decision-making and increase attention to this significant public health problem among policy-makers, health officials, researchers and the general public.

The injury chart book (2002)

Cover of the injury chart book

Based on the premise that access to accurate, reliable information is the key to sound policy-making, The Injury Chart book seeks to provide a global overview of the nature and extent of injury mortality and morbidity in the form of user-friendly tables and charts.

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