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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  • 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 Benefits Schedule Better Access initiative – mental health support for aged care residents during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The expanded eligibility for aged care residents under the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative, through GP referral, ceases on 31 December 2022.
  • Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

    The Australian Government has announced 58 Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (Medicare UCCs) will open around the country. Medicare UCCs will give Australian families more options to see a healthcare professional when they have an urgent, but not life threatening, need for 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.
  • Murray–Darling Medical Schools Network

    The Murray–Darling Medical Schools Network establishes 5 rurally based university medical school programs in New South Wales and Victoria. Medical students can stay rural while they study medicine. This is part of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy initiative.
  • My Aged Care

    My Aged Care aims to make it easier for older people, their families, and carers to find information on ageing and aged care in Australia. We provide online information and trained call centre staff to help you get an older person’s needs assessed and to find and access services.
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program

    We fund this program to provide culturally appropriate aged care to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The service providers in this program deliver a mix of aged care services, mainly in rural and remote areas.
  • National Aged Care Advocacy Program (NACAP)

    NACAP provides free and confidential advocacy support to older people and their carers. It also helps aged care service providers to understand their responsibilities and the consumer rights of the people they care for.
  • National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program)

    The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) collects quality indicator data from residential aged care services quarterly. This data provides an evidence base that can be used to improve the quality of services provided to care recipients.
  • National Bowel Cancer Screening Program

    This program aims to reduce deaths from bowel cancer by detecting early signs of the disease. If found early, more than 90% of cases can be successfully treated. Eligible Australians aged 50 to 74 are mailed a free test done at home every 2 years. Learn about the program and how to do the test.
  • National Cancer Screening Register

    The National Cancer Screening Register records personal data from our cancer screening programs. We govern the National Cancer Screening Register under strict protocols to ensure your personal information is safe.
  • National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health

    Establishing the National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health (national centre) is a vital step in improving the health of people with intellectual disability.
    The national centre will bring together experts, resources, and research on intellectual disability healthcare.
  • National Cervical Screening Program

    The National Cervical Screening Program reduces illness and death from cervical cancer. Women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 74 years of age are invited to have a Cervical Screening Test every 5 years through their healthcare provider.
  • National Cervical Screening Program – Healthcare provider toolkit

    This toolkit helps healthcare providers engage under-screened and never-screened women in cervical screening, and support them if they choose to participate.