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Table 1 Timeline *

From: Exploring the complex pathway of the primary health care response to intimate partner violence in New Zealand

1995 First protocol supporting general practitioner responsiveness developed and tested
1996 Government statement of policy on family violence released
1998 Ministry of Health releases first family violence guidelines (October)
1999 Death of Riri-o-te-Rangi James Whakaruru (April)
5th Labour Government elected (centre-left) (September)
2000 Investigation findings into the death of Riri-o-te-Rangi James Whakaruru released (June)
New Zealand Health Strategy released with an objective on interpersonal violence (December)
  Ministry of Health Family Violence Intervention Project commences (November)
2001 Ministry of Health releases first Primary Health Care Strategy (February)
Ministry of Health introduces the Family Violence Intervention Project (October)
  District Health Boards established (December)
2002 Pilot testing of the Family Violence Intervention Project begins within four hospital settings (April)
Ministry of Social Development launches first Family Violence Prevention Strategy (February)
Ministry of Health publishes Family Violence Intervention Guidelines (September)
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners declines to endorse the Family Violence Intervention Guidelines
2003 Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners publishes ‘Recognising and responding to intimate partner violence’ resource (June)
2004 Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research publishes baseline Family Violence Intervention Project evaluation report (November)
2005 Cross-government Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families established (June)
Centre for interdisciplinary Trauma Research identifies gap for a primary health care response to family violence
2007 Family Violence Intervention Project concludes pilot testing
Ministry of Health Violence Intervention Programme launched
2008 5th National Government elected (centre-right) (November)
Ministry of Health funds development and pilot testing of primary health care evaluation tool (November)
2010 Ministry of Health provides Violence Intervention Programme funding to improve responsiveness to Māori
Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research makes the primary health care evaluation tool freely available (July)
2012 Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research publishes primary health care evaluation tool development methods and findings, conducts a follow-up evaluation of pilot sites and hosts a national primary health care responsiveness network meeting (May)
2013 The Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families Māori Group publishes E Tu Whānau (May)
2014 Family Violence Death Review Committee publishes the Fourth Annual Report (June)
Ministerial Group established alongside cross-government package to reduce family violence (July)
2016 Family Violence Death Review Committee publishes the Fifth Annual Report (February)
The Royal College of New Zealand General Practitioners declines to endorse refreshed Ministry of Health guidelines (March)
Ministry of Health publishes a revised health care strategy (April)
Ministry of Health publishes refreshed family violence assessment and intervention guidelines (June)
The Royal College of General Practitioners publish revised quality standards for general practice (September)
Centre of Interdisciplinary Trauma Research publishes primary health care follow-up evaluation findings
2017 The Ministerial Group publishes two frameworks for a common and consistent approach to family violence across agencies (June)
  1. (*Events in bold; month included where known)