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We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.

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  • 2020–25 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA)

    Signed by all Australian governments, the 2020–25 Addendum to National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) aims to improve health outcomes for all Australians and ensure our health system is sustainable.
  • Accelerated Research initiative

    Accelerated Research has been consolidated into the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan. This initiative supported researchers working to develop new treatments and cures for debilitating conditions, in areas of identified unmet need.
  • Active ingredient prescribing

    The Active ingredient prescribing (AIP) initiative helps ensure consistent information about prescription medicines is used when health practitioners prescribe and dispense medicines for their patients.
  • Addressing trachoma

    Trachoma still occurs in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We work with the affected states and territories to identify, treat and prevent this condition. We also report to the World Health Organization’s program to eradicate trachoma across the world.
  • Advance Care Planning Australia

    Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that promotes advance care planning, including resources and national curriculum and learning.
  • Aged care assessment programs

    The Australian Government funds Regional Assessment Services (RAS) and Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) to provide aged care assessment services. As an assessor, view our guides and resources to help you conduct and manage assessments in My Aged Care.
  • Aged care Business to Government (B2G) initiative

    We are creating a direct flow of information between between aged care providers and government systems. This will support aged care reforms, and enable aged care providers to spend less time on administration and more time on delivering quality aged care.
  • Aged Care Capital Assistance Program

    The Aged Care Capital Assistance Program (ACCAP) provides grants to build, extend, or upgrade aged care services or to build staff accommodation where older Australians have limited or no access.
  • Aged Care Diversity Framework initiative

    This framework sets out how our aged care system can meet the diverse needs of all older Australians. It includes action plans for government, aged care providers and consumers. It also provides resources to help providers meet the goals of the framework.
  • Aged care financial viability and capability

    We are rolling out a framework to build financial accountability and transparency in aged care. This will help to ensure continuity of care and quality services to aged care recipients.
  • Aged care on-site pharmacist

    We provide access to funding for community pharmacies and residential aged care homes to employ on-site pharmacists to work in residential aged care homes.
  • Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission capability review

    An independent capability review looked at whether the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) has what it needs to effectively regulate the aged care sector. The Australian Government is considering the review’s recommendations.
  • Aged care reforms and reviews

    We are making changes to aged care. Our vision is to deliver the highest quality person-centred care for older people, where and when they need it.
  • Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grant (ACRRRIG)

    This grant provided funding for aged care service providers in regional, rural and remote areas to help improve infrastructure. Grants of up to $500,000 per aged care service were available. This grant is now closed for applications. Find out the common reasons why applications were not successful.
  • Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia (ARIIA)

    Aged Care Research and Industry Innovation Australia is a new research centre funded to conduct research with aged care workers, providers, researchers and people who use aged care services. Findings will be used to create innovative solutions for the aged care sector to ensure best possible care.
  • Aged Care System Navigator Measure

    These trials explored different ways of helping people understand and engage with the aged care system. Lessons from these trials have helped us decide the best way to support people to navigate aged care.