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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  • 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.
  • Curriculum development in intellectual disability health

    Health professionals need the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to care for people with intellectual disability. The Curriculum Development Project will support universities and accreditation authorities to improve pre-registration education for health professionals to better meet this need.
  • Dementia and Aged Care Services (DACS) Fund

    The DACS Fund helps the aged care sector to support senior Australians who are sick or living with medical conditions. Read about why the DACS Fund is important and what is funded under DACS.
  • Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)

    The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) helps staff and carers to support people living with dementia experiencing changes to their behaviour by providing assessment, clinical support, care planning, mentoring, linking to current research and a 24-hour help line.
  • Dementia Training Program

    The Dementia Training Program offers a national approach to accredited education, upskilling, and professional development in dementia care.
  • Dementia-Friendly Communities

    Dementia-Friendly Communities is an Australian Government-funded program to build understanding, awareness and acceptance of dementia in the community.
  • Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission

    The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million. It supports older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer, and access quality care when they need it.
  • Developing a new model for regulating aged care

    We’re working with older people in Australia, their families and carers, providers, and the aged care sector to develop a new model for regulating aged care. The new model is designed to drive cultural change across the sector, improve outcomes for older people, and restore trust in the system.
  • Digital mental health services

    Digital mental health services offer free or low-cost online and phone support to Australians in need. These services are important for those who might not otherwise seek support, are in a crisis, or live in rural areas. Find out how to access support.
  • DoctorConnect

    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.
  • Don't fool around with syphilis

    Syphilis is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) that can affect your whole body. It's serious and cases are on the rise in Australia.
  • Don't make smokes your story

    The campaign aims to deliver personally relevant information about the health impacts of smoking and importantly, to show smokers the health benefits that quitting has for themselves and their community. Learn the many benefits of quitting and ways to help you do this.
  • Dose Administration Aids Program

    Under this program, pharmacies provide medicines to their patients in a well-sealed, tamper-proof device. This helps patients organise and time their medicines, so that they take them at the right dose and time.
  • Drug Help

    Reaching out for help and support is an important first step in dealing with the issues drugs and alcohol might be causing in your life, or affecting a friend or family member. Here you will find a number of different resources to help you, or help you support someone you care about.
  • Early to Mid-Career Researchers initiative

    The Early to Mid-Career Researchers initiative will invest $384.2 million over 10 years from 2022-23 in early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs). The initiative will build and grow research capacity and capability in Australia by supporting EMCRs to continue their health and medical research careers.
  • Elder Care Support

    The Elder Care Support program will build a workforce to help First Nations elders, their families and carers, to access aged care services to meet their physical and cultural needs.
  • Electronic prescribing

    Electronic prescribing is now widely available. It provides an option for prescribers and their patients to use an electronic prescription as an alternative to paper prescriptions. Paper prescriptions are still available.
  • Embrace Multicultural Mental Health

    Embrace Multicultural Mental Health provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It provides mental health services and access to culturally accessible resources, services and information.