Initiatives and programs
We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.
A program to improve the distribution of our health workforce. Under this program, employers who are sponsoring a visa for an International Medical Graduate (IMG) must apply for a Health Workforce Certificate.
The Australian Government is investing in the talent and capacity of Australia's health and medical research workforce.
The Australian Government is investing in a pilot program to make naloxone available free to people who may experience, or witness, an opioid overdose.
The Australian Government is investing in bold and transformative research to support one million people with mental health issues access new and innovative approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
The Australian Government is investing in clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers, rare diseases and areas of unmet need.
The Australian Government is investing in research that delivers solutions to health service problems that directly benefits patients.
The Australian Government is establishing a program to support researchers to push the boundaries to develop new health and medical breakthroughs.
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting our inspiring researchers to discover the next penicillin, pacemaker, cervical cancer vaccine, or cochlear ear.
The Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry (REDI) initiative will bring universities and industry together. It will provide researchers with industry placements, mentoring and exchange programs.
The Australian Government is investing in a global effort to fund critical research and development gaps for pandemic preparedness and global health security to better protect Australians.
The Australian Government is investing in research to help tackle the threat in aged care facilities, of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.
The Australian Government is investing in Clinical Trial Networks to identify important research questions and test the effectiveness of existing and new clinical care.
The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the opportunity for health intervention in the time between a woman's pregnancy and her child's fifth birthday.
The Australian Government is investing in research to reduce avoidable hospitalisation and improve the prevention and management of chronic and complex health conditions.
The Australian Government is investing in research to drive a new era of better health care and fuel jobs and growth through research.
The Australian Government is investing in research to help promote good health practice, prevent disease and keep people out of hospital.
The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the lives of patients with chronic conditions through new methods of prevention, treatments and cures.
The Australian Government is investing in research to compare the effectiveness of health services, address areas of practice with low evidence and explore consumer-driven research.
The Australian Government is supporting early-stage research discoveries to develop into viable treatments that will change lives and improve healthcare.
The Australian Government is supporting researchers and entrepreneurs to help them turn medical discoveries in viable treatments that will change lives and improve healthcare.
The Australian Government is investing in health and medical research to support emerging priorities and fill gaps in research effort.
This initiative aims to give health professionals the skills they need to discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women. It has developed resources such as accredited training, brochures and videos.
DoctorConnect provides information to international medical graduates and their employers. It aims to help international medical graduates understand the steps required to work as a doctor in Australia, where they can work and restrictions on billing patients under Medicare.
The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure aims to improve palliative care coordination through Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
The Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure aims to help older Australians living in residential aged care, nearing end of their life.