National injury prevention priority areas
Although the Strategy covers all types of injury, six national injury prevention priority areas have been identified. They collectively account for at least 80 per cent of injury deaths and serious injuries in New Zealand.
Six national priority areas
Specific government agencies are leading the development or implementation of national strategies for each of these priority areas:
|Motor vehicle traffic crashes:
Statistics and Trends
Road Safety Strategy to 2010
|Ministry of Transport|
|Suicide and deliberate self harm||Ministry of Health|
|Workplace injuries (including occupational diseases)||Department of Labour|
|Assault||Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Social Development|
For more information as to how the priority areas were established see Statistics.
It is important to emphasise that the Strategy does not exclude injuries not covered by these priority areas. Many of the objectives and actions apply to all areas of injury prevention.
Further injury prevention information
For information and resources about specific areas of injury prevention and health and safety, please refer to: