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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a Commonwealth statutory authority providing high-quality, independent evidence on health and welfare in Australia for over 30 years. Our data, products and services enhance the delivery of health and welfare for Australians by enabling other organisations to design, review and improve their policies and services through the better use of reliable evidence.

Board Chair
Mrs Louise Markus

Chief Executive Officer
Mr Barry Sandison

Our vision: Stronger evidence, better decisions, improved health and welfare.

About this report

This report describes our performance from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 in accord with objectives outlined in our Corporate Plan 2018–19 to 2021–22 and measures in the 2019–20 Health Portfolio Budget Statements.

It outlines what the AIHW has undertaken in 2019–20, presents financial statements, discusses our staffing profile and identifies plans to meet the challenges in the year ahead.

Cover design

The cover design incorporates AIHW branding elements. To illustrate our vision for stronger evidence, better decision and improved health and welfare, the image on the front cover depicts three angular squares representing data points which are typically included in charts and graphs. The data points incorporating our branding colours are arranged to represent a map of Australia. This design feature aligns with our purpose ‘to create authoritative information and statistics that inform decisions and improve the health and welfare of all Australians’.

The back cover shows the same design arrangement of data points displayed on the front cover. These covers also present our brand mark—the acronym of our name—assembled with a data point in each character. The AIHW brand mark has been designed to reflect the AIHW’s unique ‘personality’ as a contemporary, authoritative and accessible data organisation.

Our branding elements have been used throughout the report. For example, each chapter displays a number of data points that match the chapter number (e.g. Chapter 1 displays one data point and Chapter 5 presents five data points) along with a trajectory bar.

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This publication is part of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s corporate series. A complete list of the Institute’s publications is available from the Institute’s website at www.aihw.gov.au.

ISSN 2205-4960 (Online) ISSN 1321-4985 (Print)

ISBN 978-1-76054-731-8 (Online) ISBN 978-1-76054-732-5 (Print)

Suggested citation

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2020. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Annual report 2019–2020. Cat. no. AUS 233. Canberra: AIHW.

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Availability and accessibility

This publication is available electronically in portable document format (PDF) on the AIHW’s website at www.aihw.gov.au. The full web address is https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/corporate-publications/annual-report-2019-20. A digital version of this report is also available at transparency.gov.au.

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