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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.

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The Australian Government is establishing a program to support researchers to push the boundaries to develop new health and medical breakthroughs.

The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the opportunity for health intervention in the time between a woman's pregnancy and her child's fifth birthday.

The Australian Government is investing in research to improve the lives of patients with chronic conditions through new methods of prevention, treatments and cures.

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 community.

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.

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.

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 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.

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