Injury prevention and control is one of seven National Health Priority Areas. The Australian Health Ministers endorsed injury Prevention and Control as a National Priority Area in 1986 in recognition of the national burden of injury.
Injuries result in an estimated 8,000, or 6% of deaths each year in Australia and are responsible for an estimated 400,000 hospital admissions annually. Injuries are the principal cause of death in almost half of the people under 45 years of age, and account
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&#8226; By building health promotion policy, allow communities and the public to have their say and have some input in the governments' decisions.
The five areas of the Ottawa charter could interact to address the issue of injury prevention and control in a very positive way. In all five areas of the Ottawa charter are utilised then injuries could be significantly reduce and people will become more aware of this national health priority.