ImplementationOverview of the Implementation Plan 2008-2011 Implementation Plan 2005/08 Implementation Plan 2004/05
Overview of Implementation Plan 2008-2011
This is the third Implementation Plan for the Strategy. Much of the work that occurred under the first two implementation plans involved building infrastructure, improving information availability, and building capability and capacity in the injury prevention sector.
While some of this work will need to continue, the Strategy has moved into a phase which requires more focussed and specific actions to progress towards the goals of the Strategy and to reduce injury in New Zealand.
The new Plan clearly describes how the Strategy will be progressed over the next three years through outlining actions that are project-based, identifying lead and participating roles and stating results that will be achieved through the actions. All work described in the Plan relates to the Strategy's ten objectives, to ensure the work of the sector will be comprehensive.
The Plan identifies three key outcome areas that will help build on past gains and impact on the number and rate of fatalities and injuries. These are:
- Addressing serious injury;
- Emerging evidence is quickly translation into action, and
- Cultural change.
The priority results and actions under each of the Strategy's ten objectives align to one of four "cornerstones" developed with significant input from the Strategy's Stakeholder Reference Group. This has been done to focus the work of the Plan on elements considered the most important for continuing to grow an effective injury prevention sector.
The cornerstones are:
- Government agency alignment focussed on serious injury areas
Increased alignment between agencies will assist focus on areas where the biggest gains can be made. It will also improve key messages across the sector e.g., moderate alcohol consumption messages will positively impact on all of the six priority areas.
- Relevant and useful research, data and information
There is a need to ensure that the research conducted in the injury prevention sector is relevant, is made more readily available, and applied.
- Sustainable, Safe Communities
Since 2003 it has become apparent that co-ordinated communities such as Taranaki are making good progress with impacting on injuries in their areas. These sustainable communities generally have a paid co-ordinator and some of the communities are accredited as International Safe Communities. Being able to focus on the specific needs of the community and respond to their requirements is key in this work.
- Informed workforce and networks
Without an informed and trained injury prevention workforce it becomes exceedingly difficult to impact on injuries. Practitioners, government agencies and non-government agencies in the injury prevention sector need to be aware of what is happening around the country, to ensure that they are not duplicating resources that are already in existence and that best practice is being used throughout New Zealand.
This Plan also includes further steps to strengthen activity around the impact alcohol has on injury, and the increasing trend of injuries occurring in the home environment. A strong focus has been given to the link between alcohol misuse and the Strategy’s injury prevention priority injury areas.
You can download a PDF version of the Implementation Plan in colour (PDF 1.09 MB).^ back to top
New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy Implementation Plan 2005/08
The second Implementation Plan was released in July 2005 and covered a three year period to 2008. This plan has now been superseded by the NZIPS 2008-2011 Implementation Plan above.^ back to top
New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy Implementation Plan 2004/05
The first Implementation Plan for NZIPS was launched in October 2003 by the Minister for ACC, Hon Ruth Dyson. This plan was from the period of 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 and has been superseded by the NZIPS 2005/08 Implementation Plan above.^ back to top