This novel data-driven initiative will be critical to guiding global-level work in health reform, such as that undertaken by the World Health Organization," Professor Briggs said. "Addressing musculoskeletal health requires more than just healthcare reform - it requires inter-ministerial prioritization and co-operation and collaboration with industry, transport and the built environment." In response to a targeted call by the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-MUSC) headquartered at the University of Sydney, the international team of researchers mapped the current global landscape for the prevention and management of musculoskeletal health, identified current trends in national health policies, and developed a blueprint to prioritize musculoskeletal health reform efforts in eight key areas. The international team of researchers is from: Curtin University; Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney; University of Toronto; Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Kathmandu University, and the University of Southern Denmark. Two research papers will be published in Global Health Research and Policy and BMJ Global Health and the resulting report 'Towards a global strategy to improve musculoskeletal health' will be published on the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health website.