The Department of Health seeks to bring about positive change in the operation and development of the Victorian health care system. In working together to achieve the best health and wellbeing of Victorians, the Department aims to:
- develop a system that is responsive to people’s needs
- improve every Victorian’s health status and experiences
- expand service, workforce and system capacity
- increase the system’s financial sustainability and productivity
- implement continuous improvements and innovation
- increase accountability and transparency
- utilise e-health and communications technology to improve outcomes for patients and all Victorians.
Mental health workforce strategy
The strategy outlines steps to stabilise the system and respond to critical mental health workforce priorities as we lay the foundations for the decade of reform ahead.
Healthy kids, healthy futures
Victoria’s five-year action plan to support children and young people to be healthy, active and well.
Public health and wellbeing planning
The vision of the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019-2023 is for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing, and participation at every age.
Latrobe Health Innovation Zone
The Latrobe Valley Health Innovation Zone was established after the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. It gives communities a voice so they can have a say in services and programs that improve their health
The Department of Health aims to close the gap in life expectancy by improving the quality of life for Aboriginal Victorians this decade.
Cancer patients makes up a high proportion of healthcare delivered in Victoria – the state has identified the need for improved cancer services.
Heart health is Victoria's five-year plan to improve heart disease prevention efforts and enhance cardiac services to achieve better outcomes for Victorians with, or at risk of, heart disease.
Healthier lives, stronger economy: Victoria’s Health and Medical Research Strategy 2016-2020
This strategy is designed to embed health and medical research into the Victorian health system and accelerate the translation of research into clinical practice.
Victoria's International Health Strategy 2016-2020
Victoria's International Health Strategy 2016-2020 aims to create significant economic benefit to Victoria through global leadership in healthcare, health education, aged care and health and medical research.
Reviewed 27 October 2022