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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  • Immunoglobulin Review Pilot Process

    The Immunoglobulin Review (Ig Review) Pilot Process is looking at the use of government-funded immunoglobulin treatment for selected conditions. This helps us make sure patients receive the most beneficial treatment available.
  • Improving annual health assessments for people with intellectual disability

    An annual health assessment is a comprehensive assessment of a patient. It provides a structured way to identify health issues and conditions that are potentially preventable. We want to make sure more people with intellectual disability have an annual health assessment.
  • Improving palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability

    This project aims to improve access to palliative care for people with intellectual disability through a web-based toolkit and national data collection.
  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism program

    The Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) program helps people and families who have problems with breaking down protein in their food. They need a special diet, and the IEM program helps them pay for their specialised food.
  • Indigenous Australians' Health Programme

    The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP) funds high-quality health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It funds Indigenous-led, culturally appropriate initiatives to increase access to health care and improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Indigenous Dose Administration Aids Program

    Under this program, pharmacies provide medicines to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
  • Indigenous Health Research Fund

    The Indigenous Health Research Fund is investing $160 million in Indigenous-led research to tackle health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Indigenous Health Workforce Traineeships program

    The Indigenous Health Workforce Traineeships program aims to create viable career pathways and increase the number of skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the primary health care sector.
  • Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (IPEPA)

    IPEPA prepares mainstream and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to deliver high quality, holistic and culturally responsive palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their loved ones.
  • Infection prevention and control leads

    All residential aged care facilities must have an ongoing dedicated infection prevention and control (IPC) lead on site. Facilities are required to have an IPC lead to ensure they are prepared to prevent and respond to infectious diseases.
  • Influenza surveillance program

    Our influenza (flu) surveillance program monitors influenza activity and severity in the community. Fortnightly reports during flu season help us keep track of this disease in Australia.
  • Influenza vaccination for children under 5

    Influenza in kids can be serious. The influenza vaccine is safe, effective and free for children aged 6 months to under 5 years.
  • Influenza vaccination in pregnancy

    Influenza is a serious disease for pregnant women and their babies. The best way to protect your newborn baby against influenza is to get vaccinated during pregnancy.
  • Innovative Care Programme

    This program supports flexible ways of providing care where mainstream services cannot meet needs. It currently funds 7 innovative projects that focus on younger people with disabilities. The program stopped funding new projects in 2006.
  • Inspector-General of Aged Care

    The Australian Government is establishing an Inspector-General of Aged Care to review, monitor and report on the administration and governance of the aged care system.
  • Integrated Team Care program

    This program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live with complex chronic conditions. It often provides one-on-one support to help people manage their conditions and get the health care they need. It also helps health services provide culturally appropriate care.
  • Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study

    The Australian Government is investing in a multi-year Intergenerational Health and Mental Health Study (IHMHS). The IHMHS will provide the most complete picture ever collected of Australia's physical and mental health.
  • International Clinical Trial Collaboration (ICTC) initiative

    The International Clinical Trial Collaboration (ICTC) initiative has been consolidated into the Clinical Trials Activity initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan. ICTC supported Australian researchers to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international researchers.
  • Interpreting Services for Primary Health Network-commissioned mental health services

    The Australian Government is investing $7.8 million over 2 years until 2024 to ensure services are available to PHN-commissioned mental health services. The funding is to support removing barriers faced by Australians from multicultural backgrounds when accessing mental health support.
  • John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Program 

    As part of the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government announced the new John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Program. This program will better streamline and coordinate medical training in regions and fund new rural primary care rotations to boost training capacity for the next generation of doctors.
  • Junior Doctor Training Program

    The JDTP supports education and supervision for junior doctors in rural primary health care settings and private hospitals. This helps provide a continued supply of doctors to deliver health services across Australia. It is part of our Stronger Rural Health Strategy.
  • Keeping Australians out of Hospital initiative

    Keeping Australians out of Hospital has been consolidated into the Preventive and Public Health Research initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan. This initiative supported research into preventive health measures for chronic health conditions, to keep people out of hospital.
  • Kids Helpline

    Kids Helpline provides a free, private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged 5 to 25 years. The service is available 24 hours a day from anywhere in Australia.
  • LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

    LGBTIQ+ Health Australia works with the palliative care sector to provide appropriate services and increase knowledge and awareness of palliative care within LGBTIQ+ communities.
  • Life in Mind

    Life in Mind connects suicide prevention services to each other and the community.