The Violence, Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Evidence Strategy aims to improve health service investment and health outcomes for people experiencing, or who are at risk of experiencing violence, abuse and neglect. There is an increasing need to use new approaches and build capabilities to find robust answers to policy, practice and service delivery questions.

The strategy is a starting point for Ministry of Health staff working in violence, abuse and neglect policy areas to strengthen statewide responses by:

  • better understanding the strength and appropriate use of different information sources to build a strong evidence-informed culture
  • translating evidence to inform policy, program and service model development
  • supporting system-wide implementation of best practice
  • identifying gaps, and prioritising and allocating resources where most needed.
File Size: 1460 kb
Type: Strategy
Date of Publication: 30 June 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76081-839-5
SHPN: (GR) 210616