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Initiatives and programs

We're working on a range of policy initiatives, programs and campaigns to help improve your health and the health of all Australians.


The National Immunisation Program (NIP) was set up by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments in 1997. It aims to increase national immunisation coverage to reduce the number of cases of diseases that are preventable by vaccination in Australia.

The Australian Government is investing in bold and transformative research to support one million people with mental health issues access new and innovative approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The Australian Government is investing in research to reduce avoidable hospitalisation and improve the prevention and management of chronic and complex health conditions.

The Australian Government is investing in research to compare the effectiveness of health services, address areas of practice with low evidence and explore consumer-driven research.

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting our inspiring researchers to discover the next penicillin, pacemaker, cervical cancer vaccine, or cochlear ear.

The campaign aims to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.

The Australian Government is supporting early-stage research discoveries to develop into viable treatments that will change lives and improve healthcare.

The Australian Government is investing in research to drive a new era of better health care and fuel jobs and growth through research.

The Australian Government is investing in clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for debilitating and deadly rare cancers, rare diseases and areas of unmet need.

The Australian Government is investing in research to help tackle the threat in aged care facilities, of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites becoming resistant to standard medical treatments.

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