Welcome to the Department of Health 2018-19 Annual Report
Australia’s Health System is world-class, supported by universal and affordable access to high quality medical, pharmaceutical and hospital services, while helping people to stay healthy through health promotion and disease prevention activities.
The health system touches every individual from cradle to grave. It is a complex landscape with many interdependencies, and many stakeholders. The Department’s focus on improving health outcomes for all Australians requires us to work with all stakeholders as partners in driving health reform.
The Department of Health 2018-19 Annual Report provides a transparent account to the public and Parliament of the activities our department has undertaken during the 2018-19 financial year. We report against our planned outcomes and performance expectations as outlined in the 2018-19 Health Portfolio Budget Statements, we provide readers with financial and performance information about the work our department undertakes to contribute to our world-class health system for now and future generations.
Our purpose is to support government and stakeholders to lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence-based policy, well targeted programs and best practice regulation.
We have a diverse set of responsibilities, including effective delivery of the Government’s priorities and reforms, providing evidence-based advice, supporting scientific research, evaluation, regulation and compliance.
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Annual Report 2018-19
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