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Planning Injury Prevention in Australia meeting - VSCN

Planning Injury Prevention in Australia meeting

Planning Injury Prevention in Australia will be held in Melbourne on Friday 13th September 2013.

In 2004, the Australian Government announced the 10 year The National Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Plan: 2004-2014 (NIPSPP).  NIPSPP was endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers on 28 July 2005 as part of a package of National Injury Prevention Plans that also included: the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Safety Promotion Strategy; and the National Falls Prevention for Older People Plan: 2004 Onwards. Responsibility for this latter plan was been led by the National Injury Prevention Working Group which ceased meeting in 2012.  Governance or leadership for the other two plans did not have identified responsibility.

As these  10 year documents expire in 2014,  it is important to develop inclusions for future national plan(s). The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Injury Prevention Special Interest Group (IPSIG) is leading  a series of workshops around Australia with various stakeholders, to discuss such development.

The first of these workshops will be  held on Fri 13th September in Melbourne prior to the PHAA conference to be held on 16-18 September. Please see the attached information.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could provide comment on inclusions for this meeting, and forward this information to any relevant people or organisations to encourage effective participation and discussion.

Future workshops are being considered for Perth in November associated with the Australian Injury Prevention Network conference; and others to be held where there is opportunity and capacity in perhaps Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra in early 2014.  Suggestions regarding any of these are very welcome to Richard Franklin as a convenor of the PHAA IPSIG.

Attached is the flyer for event Injury-Prevention-Planning-Melbourne-Flyer-2013.