Health status of Victorians
The Health Intelligence Unit (HIU) provides high quality information about the health of the Victorian population. This information is used to inform policy development and planning efforts to improve health services and to monitor the health of the population.
Victorian Population Health Survey 2010 report
Information in the report is presented on health and lifestyle, including physical activity levels, smoking prevalence, alcohol consumption, intake of fruit and vegetables, selected health and screening checks, body weight, asthma and diabetes prevalence, psychological distress and social networks.
Victorian Health Monitor reports (physical and biomedical risk factor and nutrition reports)
This Victorian Health Monitor report presents, for the first time, measured baseline physical and biomedical information for Victoria on chronic disease risk factors.
Interactive website-VHISS-updated with VPHS findings
The Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS) is an interactive website displaying selected public health indicators.
Key functions of Health Intelligence Unit:
- health surveillance data sourcing, collection, analysis and reporting
- transformation of data into usable information products
- provide strategic advice and dissemination of health intelligence to support decision making.
The HIU undertakes a variety of health intelligence activities to support these functions, including:
- Victorian Population Health Survey
- Victorian Health Monitor
- Victorian Population Health Survey of people with an intellectual disability 2009
- The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Victorians: Victorian Population Health Survey 2008 Supplementary report
- Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS)
- Heat Health Information Surveillance System (HHISS)
- Heat Health Information Surveillance System
- Interactive web-based tools such as Victorian Health Status Atlas
- Your health report series which fulfils the legislative requirement for the Victorian Chief Health Officer to report biennially on the health of the Victorian population (Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008)
- Ambulatory care sensitive conditions
- Avoidable mortality
- Burden of Disease
- Provision of epidemiological and statistical support to other units in the Department of Health