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Initiatives and programs

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

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The invitation to free breast screening now covers women up to 74.
Everything you need to know about why you should take up our invitation is right here.

Girls Make Your Move is about inspiring, energising and empowering young women to be more active regardless of ethnicity, size or ability.

Reaching out for help and support is an important first step in dealing with the issues drugs and alcohol might be causing in your life, or affecting a friend or family member.

The campaign aims to deliver personally relevant information about the health impacts of smoking and importantly, to show smokers the health benefits that quitting has for themselves and their communi

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 the talent and capacity of Australia’s health and medical research workforce.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious threat to human and animal health and is happening now. The more we use antibiotics, the more chances bacteria have to become resistant to them and are harder to treat. We all need to take action to preserve antibiotics and reduce the threat of AMR.

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

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.

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

We are improving our content

We are rewriting our information to make it easier to find and understand. Take a look and let us know what you think.

We will add more topics as we rewrite and improve our information over the next few months. Until then, you can find other topics on health.gov.au.