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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  • Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC)

    PICAC supports aged care service providers to deliver care that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people. You can access their workshops, training, information sessions, fact sheets and guides.
  • Personal Importation Scheme

    The Personal Importation Scheme allows you to legally import from overseas a 3-month supply of most therapeutic goods for personal use or for use by someone in your immediate family. You are not allowed to sell these goods.
  • Pharmacy Trial Program

    The Pharmacy Trial Program aims to trial new services that expand the role of pharmacists delivering primary health care and improve clinical outcomes for consumers. At the end of the trials, a health technology assessment will inform decisions on future funding.
  • Places to people – Embedding choice in residential aged care

    Find out about changes that will allow residential care places to be allocated directly to older Australians.
  • Polio surveillance program

    We fund the poliovirus surveillance program to ensure Australia maintains its polio-free status. Learn more about how we prevent, prepare for, monitor and respond to the threat of poliovirus.
  • Population-based health screening

    Australian governments run a number of health screening programs that look for early signs of certain diseases. These population-based programs are offered to everyone in defined target groups. Screening helps reduce the risk of Australians developing or dying from these diseases.
  • Practice Incentives Program – Indigenous Health Incentive

    The Practice Incentives Program – Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) provides payments to health services to provide better care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with a chronic disease.
  • Pregnant Pause initiative

    This funded initiative encourages Australians to go alcohol-free during their pregnancy or the pregnancy of loved ones. It helps mums-to-be build a strong support system. It also raises awareness of the serious effects of alcohol during pregnancy.
  • Prevention – Outbreak Plan Improvement (POPI) program

    The POPI program helps Victorian residential aged care facilities to identify and address any gaps in their COVID-19 outbreak management plans. The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre runs the program.
  • Prevention Hub

    Prevention Hub is a collaboration of the Black Dog Institute and Everymind to deliver a research program that targets people at greater risk of mental health conditions and suicide.
  • Preventive and Public Health Research initiative

    The Preventive and Public Health Research initiative will provide $596.5 million over 10 years from 2022-23. It will fund targeted research into new ways to address risk factors for chronic and complex diseases in Australia.
  • Primary Care Enhancement Program for people with intellectual disability

    The Primary Care Enhancement Program for people with intellectual disability (PCEP) is a pilot project operating in four Primary Health Network regions. The PCEP is being delivered between July 2020 and June 2024.
  • Primary Care Rural Innovative Multidisciplinary Models (PRIMM)

    PRIMM funds solutions that address specific primary healthcare service issues within local rural communities and regions. It encourages multiple towns to work together and share primary healthcare services.
  • Primary Health Care Activity

    The Primary Health Care Activity initiative provides grants for health providers to deliver culturally appropriate primary health care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Primary Health Care Research initiative

    The Primary Health Care Research initiative will provide $100 million over 10 years from 2022-23. It aims to support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes, and translate this knowledge into action.
  • Primary Health Networks

    Australia’s 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are independent organisations working to streamline health services – particularly for those at risk of poor health outcomes – and to better coordinate care so people receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
  • Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

    This program gives specialised support to people who survived trauma and torture before coming to live in Australia. Find out who is eligible, how the program works and how to access it.
  • Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

    The PEPA program is part of the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative and helps health professionals to deliver palliative care by providing training in clinical placements in specialist palliative care services and interactive workshops.
  • Providing aged care services to younger people

    Aged care providers sometimes deliver services to younger people with a disability. Learn more about the NDIS and how it supports younger people to access services, and how to become an NDIS provider.
  • Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

    This scheme celebrates Dr Arnold ('Puggy') Hunter's contribution to Indigenous health. It provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students studying health-related disciplines at a university or TAFE, or with a registered training organisation.
  • Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) pathology program

    The QAAMS program provides rapid, on-site diabetes testing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote locations. These tests provide a result in 6 minutes, meaning patients can receive their results during the same appointment.
  • Quality of Care Collaborative – Australia

    This project helps local health professionals provide palliative care to children and their families and carers by improving access to training and raising community awareness of palliative care for paediatric patients.
  • Quality Use of Pathology Program

    The Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP) provides grants for projects that improve the management, delivery or use of Medicare pathology services.
  • Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants Scheme

    The Radiation Oncology Health Program Grants Scheme helps public and private radiation oncology providers in areas of greatest need to buy eligible radiation therapy equipment.
  • Rapid antigen testing for aged care

    Learn about how we’re protecting the health of senior Australians by providing access to COVID-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits for residential aged care homes.