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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 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 compare the effectiveness of health services, address areas of practice with low evidence and explore consumer-driven research.

This funded website provides current, authoritative and evidence-based information about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). It has resources for parents and carers, researchers, health professionals and health care providers.

This funded initiative encourages Australians to go alcohol-free during their pregnancy or the pregnancy of loved ones. It helps mums-to-be build a strong support system. It also raises awareness of the serious effects of alcohol during pregnancy.

This initiative aims to give health professionals the skills they need to discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women. It has developed resources such as accredited training, brochures and videos. The initiative's working group includes health professional bodies and a consumer representative.

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 supporting researchers to work with industry to improve career opportunities and support researchers to remain in the sector.

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


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