Victoria's diverse community is comprised of many groups with varied health characteristics and requirements for care. In order to best serve the Victorian Community, the Department of Health offers targeted health care and services to these key health population groups.
Designing for Diversity
Designing for Diversity is an initiative to embed responsiveness to diversity at the outset of any policy reform or service design process.
Improving women's health
Health outcomes for women can be improved with gender equity, work to address women's disadvantage, recognition of women's diversity, and provision of services that women want and need. Gendered approaches and services for women are part of broader shifts to provide women-centred care in Victoria.
Vulnerable children exposed to child abuse and neglect need protection and support so they have the best chance in life. Victoria's health system has an important role to play in keeping children safe.
An outline of the range of services and information provided to older people and their carers in Victoria by the Department of Health.
Understanding LGBTIQ+ health
Services should aim to become more responsive to issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex variations, and to understand the specific health and wellbeing needs of subgroups within the LGBTIQ+ population
The Department of Health aims to close the gap in life expectancy by improving the quality of life for Aboriginal Victorians this decade.
Improving health for Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
The Department of Health has initiatives and resources to help health services meet the health needs of CALD communities.
Reviewed 07 February 2023