Department of Health (Australia)
The department designs, develops, implements and oversees policy and programs for health, aged care and sport.
What do they do:
They are the Australian Government’s main adviser on:
- aged care
They design, develop, implement and oversee policy and programs in these three areas.
They work with a wide range of stakeholders and use the best evidence from experts inside and outside the department, and research and data analytics.
They deliver programs that work for you, your family and the community.
They aim for the highest standards so that you get quality, safe care.
Better health and ageing outcomes for all Australians by:
- ensuring your doctor, other health providers, hospital and community-based services are connected and working together to deliver your care
- helping you to be more involved in your own health and health care
- helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to get better access to health and aged care services.
An affordable and quality health and aged care system by:
- working with a range of stakeholders to deliver programs
- improving the quality and reducing the cost of care through research, innovation and technology
- protecting our community by checking and regulating the safety and quality of medicines, devices and treatments.
Better sport outcomes through:
- encouraging all Australians to play sport
- supporting our elite athletes on the world stage
- keeping sport ‘clean’.See more