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 ...
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 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.
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We aim to achieve our Vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advising, improving programme management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.
We deliver on our Vision through our people. One of our strengths is our proud culture of teams working together to get things done swiftly, collegially and professionally. ‘Our way' means:
• Leaders being clear on their expectations on ‘how' we do business
• Allowing people to deliver high quality work in tight timeframes by sharing information and expectations upfront
• Supporting each other to learn and use new skills to build our capability
• Identifying and managing risks strategically while also being innovative
• Expecting high quality professional performance from each other
• Looking outside the Department's own viewpoint to work with the community and listen to their views.
We need capable and motivated people working with us to make this happen.
The Department of Health is a department of the government of Australia that aims to promote, develop, and fund health and aged care services for the Australian public. It is responsible for supporting universal and affordable access to medical, pharmaceutical, and hospital services.
The department is focused on public health, including health protection, and medical research; health promotion and disease prevention; hospitals funding and policy; implementation of the national health and hospitals network; sports and recreation; national drug strategy; notification and assessment of industrial chemicals; gene technology regulation; Mental health policy and primary mental health care; blood, organ, and dental policy and funding; and more.
The Department of Health was established in 1921 and is based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.