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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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Australians are living longer. And that means there’s more life to enjoy. Whatever you want to do in later life, start thinking about it now and use this website to connect with programs that can assist you to be healthy, active, connected and independent.

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 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

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.

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

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

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.

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 Clinical Trial Networks to identify important research questions and test the effectiveness of existing and new clinical care.

The Australian Government is investing in research that delivers solutions to health service problems that directly benefits patients.


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