Preventative Health Unit

The Preventative Health Unit was established in 2007 to build effective, multidisciplinary primary prevention capacity within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community control health sector.

The Preventative Health Unit is well placed to support the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) response to the Close the Gap campaign and the programs and initiatives now being implemented at national, state, and regional levels. The Preventative Health team shares the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons and reducing current levels of health disadvantage.

The Unit’s strategic plan for the next three years includes activity under the following domain areas for action:

  1. Primary Prevention: addressing lifestyle risk factors (Smoking, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Oral Health and Sexual Health).
  2. Healthy Start to Life
  3. Health Information Management and Quality Improvement


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