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Healthy China 2030: a missed opportunity for injury control
  1. Peishan Ning1,
  2. David C Schwebel2,
  3. Guoqing Hu1
  1. 1Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
  2. 2Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Guoqing Hu, Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, 110 Xiangya Road, Changsha, Hunan 410078, China; huguoqing009{at}gmail.com

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On 25 October 2016, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council of China released the Healthy China 2030 blueprint guide.1 For the first time, a long-term national health initiative includes injury control, as it specifies actions to improve occupational safety, road traffic safety and injury prevention. However, the blueprint misses a fundamental priority for injury control—no specific department or agency is assigned to lead and coordinate the efforts of the multiple departments and social partners working to prevent injuries in China.2 ,3

The absence of such a lead agency …

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