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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  • Living with COVID – primary care package

    The Living with COVID package supports primary care to manage COVID-19 patients confidently, effectively, and safely, while minimising pressure on the health care system. Find out how the measures work and how you can access them for your patients.
  • Market Adjustment Program (MAP)

    This program provides funding for residential aged care providers to ensure continuity of care for their residents. Applications are by invitation only.
  • Medical Outreach Indigenous Chronic Diseases Program

    This program helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have chronic conditions to access health care. It does this by covering some costs – like travel and accommodation – for health professionals who provide the outreach services.
  • Medical Research Commercialisation initiative

    The Medical Research Commercialisation initiative will provide $450 million over 10 years from 2022-23 to support innovative early stage health and medical research in Australia. It will help researchers transform ideas into life-saving medicines, devices and treatments to help future patients.
  • Medical Research Future Fund

    The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion long-term investment supporting Australian health and medical research. The MRFF aims to transform health and medical research and innovation to improve lives, build the economy and contribute to health system sustainability.
  • Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme

    The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme has closed to new applicants. Existing participants can either continue with this scheme or opt in to the more flexible Bonded Medical Program.
  • Medical Treatment Overseas Program

    The Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) helps approved Australians who have a life-threatening medical condition access life-saving medical treatment overseas where treatment is not available in Australia.
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review

    The MBS Review considered how MBS items could be better aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice, to improve health outcomes. The review ran from 2015 to 2020. The Australian Government is progressively considering and implementing the recommendations.
  • Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

    Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCCs) give you and your family more options to see a doctor or nurse when you need urgent, but not life-threatening, care.
  • MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck

    A MedsCheck enables a patient to go to community pharmacy and discuss their medicines with a pharmacist, who advises on what the medicines do, and how to use and store them, as well as address any problems. A Diabetes MedsCheck focuses on patients with type 2 diabetes and their diabetes medicines.
  • Men's sheds

    Men’s sheds are community-based, non-commercial organisations that are open to all men. Men’s sheds improve the health and wellbeing of their members by giving them a safe place to make friends, share meaningful activities, talk, and access health information and resources.
  • Men's sheds regional coordinators initiative

    Regional coordinators provide support to men’s sheds in each state and territory in Australia to support men’s access to health information and resources to improve their wellbeing.
  • Meningococcal ACWY vaccine for teens

    Meningococcal disease is serious, but you can be protected. Young people aged 14-16 years can get the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine at school in year 10.
  • Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission

    The Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission is investing $125 million to support a million Australians with mental health issues. This funding will enable access to new approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
  • Mindframe

    Mindframe guides the media on reporting sensitively about suicide, mental ill-health, alcohol and other drugs.
  • MindSpot

    MindSpot is a free digital mental health clinic, guided by qualified therapists, which provides information about mental health, online assessments and online treatment for adults with anxiety, stress, depression and chronic pain.
  • Mitochondrial donation

    Mitochondrial donation is an IVF-based assisted reproductive technology. It has the potential to prevent mitochondrial disease in babies born to mothers who may otherwise pass on the disease. Learn more about what mitochondrial donation is, why it's important, and how we propose to introduce it.
  • Monthly Care Statements for residential aged care

    We’re working with stakeholders across residential aged care services to develop and introduce Monthly Care Statements for residents. The statements will give residents a summary of the care they receive each month and any significant changes or events.
  • More Doctors for Rural Australia Program

    This program is for doctors who are temporary or permanent residents of Australia and not vocationally recognised. Doctors on this program get support and training towards joining a college fellowship program to become vocationally recognised.
  • MRFF projects

    This program exists for tagging purposes. It redirects to the MRFF projects listing page.
  • Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) Program

    The Multi-Purpose Services Program combines funding for aged care services from the Australian Government with state and territory health services. This joint initiative means small regional and remote communities can offer flexible aged care services that meet the needs of their community.