Roundtable consultation report – March 2019
In March 2019, The George Institute for Global Health was appointed to facilitate and write the Australian National Injury Prevention Strategy (the Strategy). To begin the important process of consultation, the Australian Government Department of Health convened two Round Table discussions.
Key stakeholders (representatives from government and non-government organisations, community controlled organisations and peak bodies) were invited to attend one of two round tables held in Sydney and Melbourne. Attendees provided feedback on priority areas, guiding principles and key components that should be included in a National Strategy.
The report is a summary of the Round Tables and includes an overview of the attendees, a summary of key issues discussed at both Round Tables and presents points for further consideration as posed by the delegates. It combines input from both Round Tables and where relevant, highlights points of difference. The document has been prepared as an internal document for the Australian Government Department of Health and will be used to inform the Expert Advisory Group tasked with developing the Strategy.
The objectives for the Round Tables were to:
- Gain an understanding of stakeholder perspectives on the development of a national strategy for injury prevention;
- Test and add to information already gathered on the current state in relation to the health burden arising from injury, and relative effectiveness of interventions;
- Obtain input on and support for a National Injury Prevention Strategy.