Australia’s health system is world class, supporting universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.

Page last updated: 23 July 2015

The Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in our Vision statement:
Better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations.

We aim to achieve our Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advice, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.

Creating better health and wellbeing for all Australians.

The Department of Health Corporate Plan 2014-2017 sets the direction for the Department over the next three years – outlining our vision, our aspirations, our goals and how we will go about achieving these.

The Plan has been positioned within the context of the Government’s policy directions and aligns with our commitments outlined in the Portfolio Budget Statements, along with the values and performance frameworks set out by the Australian Public Service Commission.

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