Understanding Barriers and Enablers to State Action on Salt: Analysis of Stakeholder Perceptions of the VicHealth Salt Reduction Partnership

A study by McKenzie et al investigated stakeholder perceptions of the Victorian Salt Reduction Partnership. The Partnership consists of health and research organisations that came together in 2015 to develop an action plan for salt reduction interventions in Victoria, Australia.

Fourteen stakeholders were interviewed (12 members of the partnership and two informal collaborators) at the mid-point of the four-year intervention strategy in order to investigate perceived barriers and enablers to interventions. Most stakeholders perceived the partnership as a positive example of working collaboratively, important for raising awareness of the issues.

However, a key challenge expressed was the engagement with national level food industry and federal government through a state led initiative. Authors concluded that the findings provided a wealth of lessons to strengthen current interventions.

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