The objective of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy is to reduce the cause, prevalence and impact of suicide on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, their families and communities.
This page contains links to the NAMAC annual reports, which are published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. The reports also inlcude data on the Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme, which is used to provide an early warning of increased flavivirus activity in Australia.
The Government has committed to developing a new National Diabetes Strategy to prioritise the national response to diabetes and identify appropriate approaches to addressing the impact of diabetes in the community.
The National E-Health Strategy
This document sets out a strategic national framework for action for the promotion of eye health and the prevention of avoidable blindness. It aims to provide a blueprint for nationally coordinated action by governments, health professionals, non-government organisations, industry and individuals to work in partnership.
This progress report covers the period 2011 to 2014.
These Guidelines have been developed, primarily for Chief Health Officers (CHOs), to ensure consistency in the way all Australian states and territories manage HIV transmission risk behaviours.
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The National Hepatitis C Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 was launched in June 2000 by the Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care. The Strategy has two primary aims to reduce the transmission of hepatitis C in Australia, and to minimise the personal and social impacts of hepatitis C infection.
The National Hepatitis C Strategy provides a foundation for national action that will guide Australia’s response to hepatitis C over the next three years.
THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN RESCINDED: The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 1999-2000 to 2003-2004 builds on an important foundation established under previous HIV/AIDS Strategies - the partnership between and with affected communities, governments at all levels, and medical, scientific and healthcare professionals.
The Implementation Plan for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008 has been developed to assist key stakeholders to progress and monitor activities on HIV/AIDS across the health sector and should be read in conjunction with the strategy.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy 2005-2008 has identified five priority areas for action to be addressed over the life of the Strategy: development of a targeted prevention education and health promotion program for HIV; improving the health of people living with HIV/AIDS; developing an effective response to the changing care and support needs of people living with HIV/AIDS; a review of the National HIV Testing Policy; and the provision of a clearer direction for HIV/AIDS research.
The National Incident Room was established to ensure a nationally consistent and coordinated response to a national health emergency.
Development and evaluation of a Consumer Experiences of Care survey instrument suitable for use as a national standard.
The National mental health strategy is a commitment by Australian governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness.
The Government has developed National Male and Women's Health Policies, to ensure that specific health needs of both men and women are addressed.
This document provides a rigorous methodology to assist in woman-centred maternity service planning and to improve risk management in maternity care.
The National Medicines Policy - A partnership for better health outcomes
The National Primary Health Care Strategic Framework is a nationally agreed approach for the Commonwealth, states and territories to work in partnership to better integrate health care across care settings and to improve health outcomes for all Australians.
The National Residential Medication Chart (NRMC) is a paper-based medication chart developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) for use in residential aged care facilities.
Represents Rural Health Clubs, whose members are medical, nursing and allied health students at universities throughout Australia
The National Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) provides the platform for Australia's national policy on suicide prevention with an emphasis on promotion, prevention and early intervention.
The National STIs Strategy provides a foundation for national action in the prevention and treatment of STIs in Australia.
This page contains an overview of the National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC).
List of Medicare eligible MRI units in NSW
From 1 July 2016, the Australian Government will integrate Norfolk Island with the mainland tax and social security systems, including access to Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
List of Medicare eligible MRI units in Northern Territory
The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.
A list of communicable diseases to be notified nationally was originally endorsed by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) in September 2003. Subsequent changes to the list have been incorporated.
Up-to-date information about Medicare-subsidised diagnostic imaging services.
Information on the expanded role of eligible midwives and nurse practitioners in the delivery of Australian health services.
The 2009-10 budget will consolidate a number of scholarship programs into one scheme, the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Scheme (NAHSSS).
The Population Health and Sport Division, within the Department of Health, is responsible for developing and evaluating national policy, resources and initiatives in the areas of nutrition and healthy eating, health promoting physical activity and promoting healthy weight.
This section of the website contains information on nutrition and healthy eating, physical activity and promoting healthy weight.