Today, we released the refreshed National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2021-2031 in partnership between the Australian Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health leaders.
The Australian Government has launched the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030, which will provide more balance to the health system by having a stronger focus on preventive health.
The Australian Government has announced that self-collection will be an option for all participants under the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) from 1 July 2022.
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed form of cancer in Australian women, with 1 in 7 women diagnosed at some stage in their life. Over the last 30 years, BreastScreen Australia has provided more than 20 million mammograms and detected over 20,000 cancers.
An opinion piece from Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health.
An opinion piece from Dr Ruth Vine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health, on R U OK? Day.
World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2021) reminds us that we all have a role in supporting breastfeeding. Partners, carers, families, communities, workplaces, and governments can all help infants have a healthy start in life.
Bowel cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. It claims the lives of over 5,000 Australians a year. Regular screening is important to detect it early, so take the free bowel cancer test – it could save your life.
Public consultation on the draft Strategy is open until 19 April 2021. The Strategy aims to improve the health of all Australians at all stages of life.
Changes to the NCSP's Guidelines for the clinical management of women at intermediate risk will come into effect from 1 February 2021. This follows the Cancer Council Australia Clinical Guidelines working party review of national data from the renewed program.
Research funding of $27 million from the the Medical Research Future Fund will support 22 projects promoting better health for vulnerable Australians.
We’re asking for feedback on the draft National Injury Prevention Strategy 2020–2030. This strategy will help us reduce the rate of injury in Australia.
The Australian Government has committed to ongoing support of men’s sheds as part of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030. A new grant round to fund tools, events and equipment will open in October 2020.
Delivering the world’s best mental health system — stigma-free and focused on prevention, starting with children under 12 — is the major focus of the Australian Government’s Long Term National Health Plan, outlined today.
The Australian Government Department of Health has established a National Dust Disease Taskforce to develop a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of dust diseases in Australia.
This media release is to reassure the Australian public that access to measles vaccines through the National Immunisation Program is available.