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The Official Injury Information Programme

This page provides you with information about the aims of the Official Injury Information Programme and the strategic documents which underpin the Programme.

As Injury Information Manager, Statistics New Zealand leads the Official Injury Information Programme. The programme encompasses the work of government agencies that collect and produce injury data in New Zealand: ACC, Ministry of Health, Department of Labour, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Social Development. Other agencies and organisations contribute to the programme through research and development, and the publication of injury-related information.

A key aim of the programme is to contribute to the prevention of injuries and to improve rehabilitation outcomes by:

  • leading and coordinating public sector activities to effectively and efficiently improve injury information in New Zealand
  • informing debate, decision making, and research by enabling access to and disseminating injury data
  • driving a programme of activity to improve the relevance and reliability of injury data
  • developing standards for valid, meaningful, and useful ways of measuring, monitoring, and reporting injury
  • leading and coordinating research to build the evidence base and inform future decision making.

The Official Injury Information Plan 2010–12

The Official Injury Information Plan for 2010–12 set out the work programme for the Official Injury Information Programme over 2010–12. The plan detailed four priority areas to improve injury information over the two-year period, and the work programme for each of the priority areas. Progress made in implementing the Official Injury Information Plan for 2009 was also included. 

The Official Injury Information Plan 2010-12 closure report, produced in 2013, summarises the achievements of the 2010-12 plan and identifies further work that could be implemented in future. The achievements include a number of activities designed to improve injury information.

The Official Injury Information Plan 2009

The Official Injury Information Plan for 2009 set out the work programme for the Official Injury Information Programme in 2009.

Review of the Official Injury Statistics Programme

In 2008 Statistics NZ led the Review of the Official Injury Statistics Programme. The aim of the review was to refresh the existing programme, to ensure that it provided maximum opportunities to contribute towards preventing injuries and improving rehabilitation outcomes in New Zealand. The review gave the programme a new focus on working across government agencies, building on existing ways of collecting data, and making injury information more accessible and useful. The review shaped the development of the Official Injury Information Plan for 2009.

Page updated 4 August 2014

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