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11 May 2018

The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. The framework will...


21 Dec 2017

This report summaries the results of national consultations that highlight the importance of culture and tackling the social determinants of health, to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Draft report

11 Dec 2017

This draft strategy continues the long-standing national commitment to tackling risky alcohol use and related harm in the community, through a combination of law enforcement, prevention, early intervention and health care strategies.


25 Jul 2017

This purpose of this strategy document is to provide a national framework which identifies national priorities relating to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, guides action by governments in partnership with service providers and the community, and outlines a national commitment to harm minimisation.

Discussion paper

13 Jul 2017

This discussion paper seeks views on how future reform can best support older Australians to remain living at home and in their communities.

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26 Jun 2018

The report ‘Future of Australia’s aged care sector workforce’ was tabled in Parliament on 20 June 2017, making 19 recommendations. The Australian government has provided this response to the recommendations made in the report in this document.


7 May 2018

The panel reviewed twenty recently published key Australian and international reports and academic reviews that had examined scientific studies on potential human health effects of PFAS exposure. The panel also undertook a public consultation to inform them of the communities’ concerns regarding PFAS, and their...


4 May 2018

This final report provides the review panel’s recommendations on consumers' continued access to affordable medicines, future remuneration, regulation and other arrangements that apply to pharmacies and wholesalers for the dispensing and supply of medicines and other services provided under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).


A strategy to reduce foodborne illness in Australia, particularly related to Campylobacter and Salmonella
12 Feb 2018

Foodborne illness is not a local issue and a coherent approach is required to tackle the challenges effectively. The experience of countries that have focussed on reducing foodborne illness nationally indicates the best opportunity for success.

Discussion paper

19 Jan 2018

This consultation paper examines the issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia and explores options for a regulatory response to issues identified.

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25 Jun 2018

This report outlines the results of a BETA and Department of Health trial that tested the impact of personalised letters from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer to high-prescribing GPs, prompting them to consider reducing antibiotic prescribing where appropriate and safe.

Research report

19 Apr 2017

This is the final report of a project undertaken by the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), and commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH), to develop options and recommendations for future funding models to be adopted for the residential aged care in...


30 Jun 2011

A Client Pathway Survey was conducted by the Australian Institute of Social Research (AISR) for the Department of Health and Ageing as a supplement to AISR's comprehensive evaluation of the Demonstration Sites for Day Respite in Residential Aged Care Facilities (DDR) initiative.

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