Health Surveillance Fund

This page contains information on the Health Surveillance Fund

Page last updated: 25 February 2013

The Health Surveillance Fund supports a quality health system through effective implementation and management of the government’s key surveillance and monitoring priorities. It will enable improved detection, prevention and awareness of communicable and chronic diseases, and provide information and analysis to assess the efficacy of population health programs and to support evidence-based preventive health policy in Australia.

The fund has overarching Guidelines detailing how the fund will operate.

The Fund consolidates support for a wide range of activities including:

  • Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections
    • HIV, hepatitis B and C and sexually transmissible infections surveillance and research grants
  • National Drug Strategy - National Drug Strategy Household Survey
  • Investment in Preventive Health:
    • National Injury Surveillance
    • Public Health Information Development Unit
    • National Public Health Expenditure Report
    • Child and Youth reporting on Health Development and Well-Being
    • National Poisons Register
  • Asthma Management - National Monitoring of Asthma and linked Chronic Respiratory Conditions
  • Chronic Disease Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Registry
  • National Immunisation Program Surveillance - Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
  • National Public Health:
    • Surveillance of Meningococcal and Gonococcal Infections
    • Australian Rotavirus Surveillance
    • Australian Pediatric Surveillance Unit - Surveillance of Rare Diseases
    • Food Safety Information Council
    • Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
    • Poliovirus Surveillance in Australia
    • National Antimicrobial Utilisation Surveillance
    • Infection Management
  • Surveillance of Human Papillomavirus in Men

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