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Table 1 Development of injury prevention policy in Australia by the health sector

From: The development of national injury prevention policy in the Australian health sector: and the unmet challenges of participation and implementation

Year Initiative
1981 Global Strategy for Health for All by the Year 2000 published by World Health Organization.
1985 Better Health Commission established to respond to WHO initiative.
1986 Looking Forward to Better Health published by the Better Health Commission.
1987 Health Targets and Implementation (Health for All) Committee established.
1988 Health for all Australians. Report of the Health Targets and Implementation (Health for All) Committee to Australian Health Ministers published.
1988 Establishment of the National Better Health Program.
1991 Review of the National Better Health Program.
1992 Medicare Agreements Act 1992 requires Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments to have developed national health goals and targets by 30 June 1994.
1993 Goals and Targets for Australia's Health in the Year 2000 and Beyond published.
1993 National Health Summit held.
1994 Better Health Outcomes for Australia published and Better Health Outcomes Overseeing Committee established.
1996 National Health Priority Area initiative established.
1996 National Public Health Partnership Group formed.
1997 National Injury Prevention Advisory Council established.
1997 National Health Priority Area: Injury Prevention and Control report published.
1999 Directions in Injury Prevention. Report 1: Research Needs and Directions in Injury Prevention. Report 2: Injury Prevention Interventions Good Buys for the Next Decade published.
2000 Strategic Injury Prevention Partnership established as a subcommittee of NPHPG.
2001 National Injury Prevention Plan Priorities for 2001–2003 and National Injury Prevention Plan Priorities for 2001–2003 Implementation Plan published.
2004 Evaluation of the National Injury Prevention Plan Priorities for 2001–2003.
2005 National Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Plan 2004–2014 endorsed.
2005 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Safety Promotion Plan 2004–2014 endorsed.
2005 National Falls Prevention for Older People Plan: 2004 onwards endorsed.