Programs & Initiatives

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2009/10 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)

The 2009/10 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership Agreement between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010.

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2010/11 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)

This 2010/11 Annual Report (the Report) describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011.

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2011/12 Annual Report Element 3— National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA IECD)

The 2011/12 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three—New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program of the National Partnership Agreement between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012.

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2012/13 Annual Report - Element 3 - National Partnership Agreement - Indigenous Early Childhood Development

This 2012/13 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three of the National Partnership from 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013.

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2013/14 Annual Report Element 3 National Partnership Agreement Indigenous Early Childhood Development

This 2013/14 Annual Report describes progress on achievements against outputs for Element Three of the National Partnership from 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014.

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Abbreviations and definitions

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

This page provides information about scholarships that are specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme (PHMSS), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (ATSIPSS) and Australian Rotary Indigenous Health Scholarships (ARIHS)

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Aboriginal Males Shedding the Smokes

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After Hours Other Medical Practitioners (AHOMPs) Programme

The AHOMPs Programme provides access to the higher Medicare rebate to non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners providing after hours general practice services through an accredited general practice or an accredited Medical Deputising Service (MDS). Normally non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners would access the lower Medicare rebate.

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After hours primary health care

After hours primary health care is accessible and effective primary health care for people whose health condition cannot wait for treatment until regular primary health care services are next available. It should not be a substitute for primary health care that could otherwise occur 'in hours'.

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Alcohol

Initiatives to minimise the harmful effects of alcohol consumption in Australian society.

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Annual self-assessments of regulatory performance

This page contains the self-assessments reports of the Health regulators for 2015-16.

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

This page includes information on antimicrobial resistance and Australia's first National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy.

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Antimicrobial Resistance – Targeted Call for Research

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Australian Capital Territory Speech Pathology Links

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Australian General Practice Training programme (AGPT)

The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) programme is a fully Commonwealth funded postgraduate vocational training programme for medical graduates wishing to pursue a career in general practice.

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Australian Government Hearing Services Program

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Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Programme (APCCP)

The Australian Primary Care Collaboratives Programme supports general practices to improve clinical outcomes, help maintain good health for those with chronic and complex conditions, and improve access to Australian general practice by promoting a culture of quality improvement in primary health care.

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Ban on cosmetic testing on animals

During the 2016 Election campaign, the Australian Government committed to introduce a ban on cosmetic testing on animals.

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Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the MBS (Better Access) initiative

The Better Access initiative provides better access to mental health practitioners through Medicare.

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Biosimilar Awareness Initiative

The Initiative was announced in May 2015 as part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Access and Sustainability Package. The aim of the Initiative is to support awareness of, and confidence in, the use of biosimilar medicines for healthcare professionals and consumers.

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Bonded Medical Places - Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme

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Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme - Summary

The BMP Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages. Twenty five percent of all first year Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in Australian medical schools are allocated to the Scheme. This is expected to increase to 28.5% by 2017.

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Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme

The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages.

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Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme 2015 and Earlier

The Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme is intended to provide more doctors for areas experiencing doctor shortages.

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Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme Letter offering MMM

This page contains a letter sent to the participants of the BMP Scheme

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Bonded Medical Places Scheme - Enrolment Process for 2017

This page provides an enrolment process for the 2017 Bonded Medical Places Scheme

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Bonded Medical Places Scheme - Information Booklet for 2017

This booklet provides information about the 2017 Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme including eligibility and obligations, frequently asked questions and contact details.

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Bonded Medical Places Scheme 2016 or Later

This page has information regarding the Bonded Medical Places (BMP) Scheme for participants who joined in 2016 or later

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Bonded Medical Places Scheme Return of Service Application Form - Part A and Part B

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Case Studies

What programmes or services can you access to assist with speech, language or communication disorders? Find out more in the case studies below:

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Case Study - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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Case Study - Child with Learning Difficulties

This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Child with learning difficulties

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Case Study - People living in regional and remote areas

This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - People living in regional and remote areas

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Case Study - The Elderly

This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - The Elderly

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Case Study - Veterans

This page contains information on Speech, Language and Communication Disorders and Speech Pathology Services - Case Study - Veterans

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Case Study: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Australia’s participation internationally in the negotiation and implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and its associated instruments has helped to underpin our own world-leading tobacco control measures at home.

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Cervical Cancer

This program aims to reduce incidences and deaths from cervical cancer through a more organised approach to cervical screening.

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Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Promotes better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness.

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Clinical Trials

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Commonwealth Medical Internships

This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) initiative.

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Commonwealth Medical Internships Programme Guidelines

This page contains Information on the Commonwealth Medical Internships (CMI) Programme Guidelines

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Commonwealth Speech Pathology Services

The Australian Government currently provides funding for a wide range of services and programs to assist in the treatment of speech, language and communication disorders including:

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Contact Information

This page provides contact information for enquiries about the Indemnity Insurance Fund.

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Dental Training Expanding Rural Placements (DTERP) Operational Framework

This page contains the Operational Framework for the Dental Training - Expanding Rural Placements program.

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District of Workforce Shortage Factsheet

A District of Workforce Shortage (DWS) is a geographical area of Australia in which the population's need for healthcare has not been met.

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Draft - Bonded Medical Places Scheme - 2017 Deed of Agreement

This page provides a draft copy of the 2017 Bonded Medical Places Scheme Deed of Agreement.

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Emergency Triage Education Kit

The Emergency Triage Education Kit (ETEK) provides a nationally consistent approach to the educational preparation of emergency clinicians for the triage role, and promotes the consistent application of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS).

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Exceptional Claims Scheme (ECS) - frequently asked questions

This page answers questions on the ECS from the viewpoint of doctors.

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Expert Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation

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Framework convention on tobacco control

A World Health Organization treaty to address the health, social, environmental and economic consequences of tobacco consumption worldwide.

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General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP)

This page contains information on the General Practice Rural Incentives Program.

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General Practice Rural Incentives Program Guidelines

The General Practice Rural Incentives Program guidelines aims to encourage medical practitioners to practise in regional and remote communities and to promote careers in rural medicine through the provision of financial incentives.

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GP Super Clinics Programme

Information about the establishment of GP Super Clinics around the nation.

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GPRIP - Stage One Trial of Health Care Homes

This page contains information on the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) and the Stage One Trial of Health Care Homes

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GPRIP – Stage One Trial of Health Care Homes Factsheet – October 2017

This factsheet provides information to practice locations that are participating in the stage one trial of Health Care Homes and are in a Modified Monash (MM) 3 to 7 area. This advice is to support medical practitioners in these practice locations to access General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP) incentive payments.

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Growing a smoke-free story

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Growing the Smoke Free Generation

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Guidelines for Applicants

Guidelines for Applicants - Financial Assistance to Australian Residents Requiring Medical Treatment Overseas. These guidelines are intended for distribution to prospective applicants to the Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) and their Australian treating specialist(s).

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headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation)

Delivers improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25.

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High Cost Claims Scheme (HCCS) – frequently asked questions

This page answers questions on the HCCS from the viewpoint of doctors.

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Immunisation

An Australian, State and Territory Government initiative, the Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates.

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Improving safety at 'hotspots'

A suicide hotspot is a specific site which is frequently used as a location for suicide and which provides either the means or an opportunity for suicide.

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Incurred-But-Not-Reported (IBNR) Indemnity Scheme – frequently asked questions

This page answers questions about the IBNR Scheme from a doctor’s point of view.

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Indigenous Australians’ Health Program

The Australian Government Department of Health through the Indigenous Health Division (IHD) is committed to the delivery of high quality essential health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention and Control was endorsed as a National Priority Area by the Australian Health Ministers in 1996 in recognition of the national burden of injury.

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Innovation grants in areas of high need (2016-2018) – Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

Targeted innovation grants aim to expand the evidence base in Indigenous tobacco control in areas of high need.

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International Engagement - Our objectives

The objectives that frame Health’s international engagement are inter-linked – none can be achieved in isolation. Collectively, they position the Department to align domestic and international agendas, address shared challenges with valued partners, and provide Australian leadership where appropriate. Our objectives are:

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International Engagement

This page outlines the focus of the department’s international engagement.

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International Standards and Risk Assessments

This page contains content on the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda’s International Standards and Risk Assessments.

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John Flynn Placement Program

The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) introduces medical students to life as a rural doctor by offering them the opportunity to spend eight weeks over four years in one small rural or remote community. Students work closely with rural health professionals and are linked to a local person or organisation in the community to assist with social and cultural experiences.

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KidsMatter

A mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention initiative for children.

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Lifetime Health Cover

Lifetime Health Cover is a Government initiative which was introduced on 1 July 2000, and designed to encourage people to take out hospital insurance earlier in life, and to maintain their cover over their lifetime.

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Maternity services

Information on maternity services for pregnant women and those planning pregnancy, and for health care professionals.

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Medical and professional indemnity

This section contains information about to the Australian Government’s Indemnity Insurance Fund.

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Medical Benefits Reviews Task Group

The Australian Government announced in the 2009-10 Budget that it would fund the development of a new evidence-based framework for managing the MBS into the future (the MBS Quality Framework) and carry out parallel reviews of Diagnostic Imaging and Pathology.

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Medical indemnity legislation

This page lists legislation affecting medical and professional indemnity (and all underpinned regulations and determinations).

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Medical indemnity publications

This section provides links to publications related to the Australian Government’s support for medical and professional indemnity insurance through the Government’s Indemnity Insurance Fund.

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Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme 2015

The Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scheme is an Australian Government initiative designed to address doctor shortage outside metropolitan areas across Australia.

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Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Scheme 2014

Scholarships for students who agree to practise in rural or remote areas of Australia upon completion of basic medical and postgraduate training.

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Medical Student CMI Application Form

This page contains Information on the 2018 medical student application form for the Commonwealth Medical Internships

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Medical Treatment Overseas Program

The Medical Treatment Overseas Program (MTOP) provides financial assistance for Australians with a life-threatening medical condition to receive proven life saving medical treatment overseas where effective treatment is not available in Australia.

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Mental Health Council of Australia

The peak national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.

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Mental health first aid training for front line community workers

Mental health first aid training for front line community workers is part of the 'Taking action to tackle suicide' package.

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Mental Health in Multicultural Australia

Provides a national focus for advice and support to providers and governments on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

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Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program

Provides a non-MBS incentive payment to organisations which engage mental health nurses to assist in the provision of coordinated clinical care for people with severe mental disorders.

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Mental Health Professionals Network

Supports collaboration in Australia's primary mental health sector by fostering local interdisciplinary networks of mental health professionals.

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Mindframe National Media Initiative

The Mindframe National Media Initiative encourages responsible, accurate and sensitive media representation of mental illness and suicide, and advocates on behalf of community concerns relating to media depictions that stigmatise mental illness or promote self-harm.

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Mindmatters

A resource and professional development program to support Australian secondary schools in promoting and protecting the social and emotional wellbeing of members of school communities.

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Modernising Health and Aged Care Payments Services Program

On 19 October 2016, the Government announced it will replace the IT system to deliver reliable and accurate health, aged care and veterans payments.

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Multicultural mental health

The Department of Health is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) mental health consumers, their families and carers. Most Australians will be directly or indirectly touched by the impact of mental illness at some point in their lives and for people of culturally diverse backgrounds this can involve many extra challenges.

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National Cancer Screening Register

National Cancer Screening Register Rules 2017 – Consultation closed

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National Coordinator - Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

The TIS program is supported by the National Coordinator for Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Professor Tom Calma, AO

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National Eating Disorders Collaboration

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration brings together eating disorder stakeholders and experts in mental health, public health, health promotion, education, and research, as well as the media to help develop a nationally consistent approach to the prevention and management of eating disorders.

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National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme

Summary for National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme

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National External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program

Information on the program and how to claim a reimbursement.

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National Health Call Centre Network

The establishment of the National Health Call Centre Network is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

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National Male and Women's Health

The Government has developed National Male and Women's Health Policies, to ensure that specific health needs of both men and women are addressed.

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National Male Health Policy

In 2008 the Government developed a National Male Health Policy, the first for Australia.

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National mental health strategy

The National mental health strategy is a commitment by Australian governments to improve the lives of people with a mental illness.

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National Palliative Care Projects

The Australian Government funds a range of national palliative care projects primarily focused on education, training, quality improvement and advance care planning.

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National Perinatal Depression Initiative

The National Perinatal Depression Initiative aims to improve prevention and early detection of antenatal and postnatal depression and provide better support and treatment for expectant and new mothers experiencing depression. This initiative benefits women who are at risk of or experiencing depression during pregnancy or in the first year following childbirth.

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National Psychostimulants Initiative

The National Psychostimulants Initiative (NPI) aimed to reduce harms and prevent harms associated with psychostimulant use in the Australian community.

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National Rural Health Students' Network

Represents Rural Health Clubs, whose members are medical, nursing and allied health students at universities throughout Australia

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National Rural Locum Program (NRLP)

The National Rural Locum Program was an element of the Rural Health Workforce Strategy to improve rural and remote health workforce shortages.

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National Women's Health Policy

The Government’s National Women’s Health Policy 2010 aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.

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National Women's Health Policy

The Government’s National Women’s Health Policy 2010 aims to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, especially those at greatest risk for poor health.

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National Youth Mental Health Foundation (headspace)

Known as headspace, the foundation delivers improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young Australians aged 12-25.

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Needle and Syringe Program

The Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) supports increased education, counselling and referral services provided through community based programs; and diversification of NSPs to increase accessibility through pharmacies and other outlets and provide information and training support.

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New Horizons: The review of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia

The Australian Government Department of Health commissioned a strategic, whole of system review of the drug and alcohol treatment services sector that was undertaken between July 2013 and July 2014.

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New South Wales Speech Pathology Links

NSW health services offer a range of speech pathology services via local health districts:

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Northern Territory Speech Pathology Links

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Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

The 2009-10 budget will consolidate a number of scholarship programs into one scheme, the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Scheme (NAHSSS).

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Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) was a 2009-10 Budget measure that consolidates a range of existing nursing and allied health scholarship programs to improve the consistency of program design and delivery.

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On-line Services Reporting

Reporting models developed by the Indigenous Health Division

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Opportunities to Reduce Regulation and Red Tape

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Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program (OHTGYP) - Program Guidelines

This page contains the program guidelines for the Oral Health Therapist Graduate Year Program (OHTGYP)

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Other supply arrangements outside the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

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Overview of the Commonwealth Qualified Privilege Scheme

The Commonwealth Qualified Privilege Scheme encourages health professionals to undertake quality assurance activities in connection with the provision of certain health services.

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Partners in Recovery: coordinated support and flexible funding for people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs (PIR)

PIR aims to support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families, by getting multiple sectors, services and supports they may come into contact with (and could benefit from) to work in a more collaborative, coordinated and integrated way.

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Growth Hormone Program

Information about the Growth Hormone Program

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Pituitary Hormone Initiatives

This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.

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Pituitary hormones initiatives

This page contains information on the relation between human pituitary hormone treatment and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as well as Government's initiatives for the control and prevention of CJD.

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Plasma Fractionation Review

Australia’s plasma fractionation arrangements were reviewed in 2006, in line with commitments under the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA). The purpose of the review was to provide governments with a solid basis to make an informed decision on future arrangements. Further information about the review can be accessed from this page.

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Pregnancy counselling

Support for women and their partners and families in making informed decisions about pregnancy-related issues.

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Pregnancy, Birth and Baby helpline

Free, confidential, professional information and counselling for women, their partners and families relating to issues of conception, pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care.

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Premium Support Scheme (PSS) - frequently asked questions

This page provides an overview of the PSS and displays answers to questions on the PSS from the viewpoint of doctors.

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Prevocational General Practice Placements Program

The Prevocational General Practice Placements Program (PGPPP) is a prevocational training program that enhances junior doctors' understanding of primary health care and encourages them to take up general practice as a career.

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Prevocational General Practice Placements Program

Encourages junior doctors to take up general practice as a career by funding placements in outer metropolitan, regional, rural and remote areas, and other areas of medical service need.

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Primary Health Care

Primary health care funding provides support to health organisations to provide primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy

The PHCRED Strategy builds the primary health care research capacity and evidence base, in order to improve health outcomes through better primary health care systems, services and practices.

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Primary Health Networks (PHNs)

Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.

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Primary Mental Health Care Services Activities Grant Programme Guidelines

These Guidelines provide an overview of the arrangements for the delivery of Primary Mental Health Care Services Activities.

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Program Evaluation and Monitoring - Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program

The overall Program Evaluation is being used to assess the program’s appropriateness, effectiveness, impact, and efficiency, and to inform best practice learning and continuous program improvement.

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Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

The Programme of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (PASTT) provides specialised support services to permanently resettled humanitarian entrants and those on temporary substantive visa products living in the community who are experiencing psychological or psychosocial difficulties associated with surviving torture and trauma before coming to Australia.

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Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake undergraduate health professional training.

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Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) Pathology programme

Details of Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) Pathology programme and Australian Government's Support to this programme

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Queensland Speech Pathology Links

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Quitline Enhancements and Brief Intervention Training - Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

Quitline enhancements and brief intervention training are aimed at supporting Quitlines, frontline health and community workers to better help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers to quit.

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Recovery of Course-Funding Amount for 2015 and Previously

This page provides information about the recovery of course funding amount by year for the BMP Scheme for 2015 and previously.

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Recovery of Course-Funding Amount for 2016 or Later

This page provides information about the recovery of course funding amount by year for the BMP Scheme for participants who joined in 2016 or later

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Regulator Performance Framework

The Government introduced the Regulator Performance Framework (the Framework) to improve regulatory performance and reduce unnecessary regulatory costs that inhibit productivity.

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Remote Vocational Training Scheme

Provides distance education and supervision for medical practitioners without postgraduate qualifications in remote communities.

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Remuneration and claims system for approved pharmacists and approved hospital authorities supplying under the Remote Aboriginal Health Program under section 100 of the National Health Act 1953 (the Act):

The Australian Government reimburses approved pharmacies and hospital authorities under the s100 Remote Area Aboriginal Health Services Program for pharmaceutical benefits supplied to approved Aboriginal Health Services in remote locations.

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Reporting

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Response - Roundtable Forum on Burns Prevention

Australian Government Response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing report.

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ResponseAbility Education

Provides information to support use of the Response Ability multi-media packages in Australian universities and tertiary colleges, in the fields of education and journalism.

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Review of the National Rural Locum Program - Final Report

This page contains information on the Review of the National Rural Locum Program - Final Report

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Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Programme

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Programme (RFDS Programme) provides emergency Primary Aeromedical Evacuations and other primary health care services in rural and remote Australia where there are little or no other services.

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Run Off-Cover Scheme (ROCS) - frequently asked questions

This page answers questions on the operation of ROCS from the viewpoint of doctors.

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Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS)

The Rural Australia Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS) scheme provides scholarships to medical students from a rural background who have a demonstrated financial need and commitment to rural practice.

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Rural Health Continuing Education Sub-program

This sub-progam consolidates funding from a number of other programs into a single program to support medical specialists in rural and remote areas.

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Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) 2016-2018 – Program Framework

This page contains Information on the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) 2016-2018 – Program Framework.

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Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program

Supporting high quality rural health training is a way for the Australian Government to make a measurable impact on addressing the maldistribution of the rural health workforce.

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Rural Locum Assistance Program (Rural LAP)

The Rural LAP consolidates three separate schemes, these schemes are: the Nursing and Allied Health Rural Locum Scheme (NAHRLS), the Rural Obstetric and Anaesthetic Locum Scheme (ROALS) and the Rural Locum Education Assistance Program (Rural LEAP).

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Rural Other Medical Practitioners (ROMPs) Programme

The ROMPS programme provides access to the A1 Medicare rebate to non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners providing general practice services in eligible rural and remote areas. Normally non-vocationally recognised medical practitioners would access the lower A2 Medicare rebate.

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Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (RPSS)

Scholarships to assist students from rural and remote areas to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university.

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Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program

The Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program comprises various initiatives, including undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and an emergency locum scheme, designed to recruit, train and retain pharmacists in rural and remote areas.

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Rural Procedural Grants Program

The Rural Procedural Grants Program commenced in 2004, it supports procedural GPs in rural and remote areas to attend relevant training, which is focused on both skills maintenance and upskilling.

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Smoking Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity 'SNAP'

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South Australia Speech Pathology Links

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Specialist College Presidents and CEOs Contact Details

This page shows specialist college presidents and CEOs contact details.

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Specialist Training Program

The Specialist Training Program (STP) seeks to extend vocational training for specialist registrars into settings outside traditional metropolitan teaching hospitals, including regional, rural and remote and private facilities. The program aims to improve the quality of the future specialist workforce by providing registrars with exposure to a broader range of healthcare settings. STP also aims to have a positive influence on future workforce distribution.

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Specialist Training Program (STP)

The Specialist Training Program provides support to enable medical specialist trainees to rotate through an expanded range of settings beyond traditional public teaching hospitals.

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Speech, Language and Communication Disorders, Difficulties and Speech Pathology Services

This landing page is a digital starting point for concerned individuals, parents and carers to locate services and support for people with different types of speech, language and communication difficulties. Services are provided by the Australian Government, State and Territory Governments, peak bodies and private organisations.

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Support for Day to Day Living in the Community

The "Support for Day to Day Living in the Community (D2DL): a structured activity program" provides funding to improve the quality of life for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness by offering structured and socially based activities. The initiative recognises that meaningful activity and social connectedness are important factors that can contribute to people's recovery.

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Supporting Leave for Living Organ Donor Programme

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Supporting Living Organ Donors Program

Information about support for living organ donors

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Contacts

For queries on the TIS program.

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - National Statistics

Tackling Indigenous Smoking National Statistics outlines recent data on smoking and its impacts for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Regional Tobacco Control Grants (2015-2018)

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking Regional Tobacco Control Grants are aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through a variety of population health activities to reduce tobacco use.

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) - Useful Links

A sample of information and evidence on Indigenous and non-Indigenous tobacco control.

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking programme is a targeted activity funded by the Australian Government to reduce smoking rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Tackling Indigenous Smoking Innovation Grant Project

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Tasmania Speech Pathology Links

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Telehealth psychological services for people in rural areas

In the 2017-18 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced funding of $9.1 million over four years from 2017-18 to enable Australians who live in rural and regional Australia to access Better Access services via video conferencing.

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Teleweb

Teleweb (the Telephone Counselling, Self Help and Web-based Support Programmes measure) provides evidence-based telephone and online mental health programmes for individuals with common mental health disorders and those in psychosocial crisis.

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The Balaang and Binjilaang Aboriginal Women Tobacco Intervention Project

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) commenced on 1 January 2014 and provides access to benefits for basic dental services to around 3 million children aged 2-17 years.

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The Food Regulation Secretariat

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The Health Ministerial Advisory Council (Health MAC) - ended 31 March 2016

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The Indemnity Insurance Fund schemes

This section provides an overview of the Indemnity Insurance Fund schemes which include the Medical Indemnity Programs for eligible private medical practitioners and the professional indemnity schemes for eligible midwives in private practice.

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The National Best Practice Unit (NBPU) for Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS)

The NBPU supports the implementation and ongoing delivery of the TIS program nationally.

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The Practice Nurse Incentive Program

The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) commenced on 1 January 2012.

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The Regulatory Reform Unit at Health

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The Study of Patient Pathways in Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment

The Patient Pathways study was commissioned to analyse patient journeys through the drug and alcohol treatment service system.

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The Top End Smoke-Free Spaces Project

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Tobacco

Policy and programs to improve the health of all Australians by eliminating or reducing their exposure to tobacco in all its forms.

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Useful Links

This page provides useful links for the Australian Government’s medical indemnity package.

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Victoria Speech Pathology Links

191.

Visiting Optometrists Scheme

The Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) supports optometrists to deliver outreach optometric services to remote and very remote locations, and rural communities with an identified need for optometric services.

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Western Australia Speech Pathology Links

Speech Pathology and supporting services information can be found at the following websites:

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What are Speech and Language Disorders and Difficulties? Why is it Important to Seek Help?

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Which biosimilar medicines are available in Australia?