Australia’s health system is world class, supporting universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities. The Australian Government Department of Health has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is reflected in our Vision statement: Better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations. We aim to achieve our Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advice, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.
A world-first health promotion foundation, VicHealth focuses on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease. We pinpoint and prevent the negative influences of ill health, and champion the positive influences of good health. Our pioneering work includes creating and funding world-class interventions; conducting vital research to advance Victoria’s population health; producing and supporting public campaigns to promote a healthier Victoria; and providing transformational expertise and insights to government. We work with all levels of government, across political parties and communities, and a range of sectors across health, sports, research, education, the arts and media.