Our work

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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  • Cardiovascular Health Mission

    The Cardiovascular Health Mission is investing $220 million. It brings together researchers, health professionals, industry and patients to make transformative improvements in heart and vascular health and stroke for all Australians.
  • Care finder program

    The care finder program delivers a national, face-to-face network of care finders. It provides support for vulnerable older people to interact with My Aged Care, access aged care services and access other relevant supports in the community.
  • Care for Kids' Ears

    Care for Kids’ Ears helps parents, carers, teachers, teachers’ aides, early childhood workers and health professionals recognise and prevent ear disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
  • Care minutes and 24/7 registered nurses in residential aged care

    The Australian Government is introducing mandatory care time responsibilities for approved providers of residential aged care services. Find information about care minutes targets and the 24/7 registered nurse responsibilities being introduced.
  • CarerHelp

    CarerHelp provides free information, resources and advice, including managing grief and loss, to help when caring for a loved one.
  • CareSearch – Palliative Care Knowledge Network

    CareSearch provides nationally available websites to connect health professionals and the general public with trustworthy, evidence-based information and resources in palliative care.
  • Caring@Home – Symptom management for palliative patients

    Caring@Home provides resources that will support people to be cared for, and to die, at home if that is their choice. Resources are available for community service providers, health care professionals and carers.
  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule

    Learn about the policy work we do to support Australia's National Oral Health Plan through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). The schedule covers part or all of the cost of some basic dental services for eligible patients.
  • Childhood Immunisation

    One more way you keep them safe.
  • Clinical Trials Activity initiative

    The Clinical Trials Activity initiative will provide $750 million over 10 years from 2022-23. It will help Australian researchers and patients test new treatments through national and international clinical trials.
  • Clinician Researchers initiative

    The Clinician Researchers initiative will provide $200 million over 10 years from 2022-23 to support the next generation of talented Australian researchers. It will support health care professionals researching topics important to clinical care.
  • COAG Section 19(2) Exemptions Initiative – Improving Access to Primary Care in Rural and Remote Areas

    This initiative improves access to primary care in rural and remote areas. It allows states and the Northern Territory to claim Medicare benefits for primary health care services at approved health facilities or sites.
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)

    The CHSP provides entry-level support for older people who need some help to stay at home. Service providers work with them to maintain their independence and keep them as well as possible. Find out what service providers need to know about this program.
  • Commonwealth psychosocial support programs for people with severe mental illness

    People with severe mental illness may need extra support with their day-to-day living. Read about the psychosocial support program we fund to help people with severe mental illness.
  • Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)

    The CVS arranges volunteer visits to older people to provide friendship and companionship. Visits are available to anyone receiving government-subsidised aged care services.
  • Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure

    The Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure (the measure) aims to help older Australians living in residential aged care, nearing the end of their life.
  • Connected Beginnings

    Connected Beginnings prepares Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children for school. The program supports both children from birth to school age and pregnant women. It aims to close the gap in school readiness and education outcomes between First Nations children and non-Indigenous children.
  • Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS)

    The Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) provides a payment to help with some of the costs of your continence products.
  • Cosmetic surgery

    Cosmetic surgery has risks. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, it’s important to do your research using reliable sources of information. Find out about cosmetic surgery in Australia and how to make an informed decision about your procedure.
  • Cosmetic surgery reforms

    Find out what we’re doing to make cosmetic surgery safer in Australia.
  • COVID-19 surge health workforce package

    The COVID-19 pandemic placed an enormous burden on our health services and the people who work in it. The Australian Government is working with key stakeholders to tackle these challenges and maintain our world-class healthcare system.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine and Treatment Manufacturing Audit – Request for Information

    The Australian Government is carrying out a Manufacturing Audit Request for Information (RFI) to find out what facilities in Australia we could use to make large amounts of COVID-19 vaccine and treatments.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme

    The Australian Government has implemented a claims scheme to enable eligible claimants who have received a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine to obtain compensation for recognised moderate to severe vaccine-related adverse events.
  • COVID-19 vaccine operations

    Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a large and complex operation. It spans the whole country and involves many organisations working together.
  • COVID-19 vaccines

    COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for everyone 5 years and older. Find out more about getting vaccinated.