All Victorians have the right to experience optimal health and wellbeing. Victoria's health system is for everyone in our community.
The Department of Health & Human Services works to reduce health inequality though programs and initiatives that promote access to high-quality health care for all Victorians.
The Community Health Program prioritises access for population groups that:
- experience poorer overall health outcomes
- have barriers to accessing adequate healthcare
- are economically or socially disadvantaged
- have complex care needs or health conditions.
The Community Health Program prioritises the following vulnerable populations:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people with an intellectual disability
- refugees and people seeking asylum
- people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- people with a serious mental illness
- children in out-of-home care.
Children, youth and families
Community health services in Victoria offer allied health and support services to children, young adults and their families.
Refugee Health Program
The Refugee Health Program operates in 17 local government areas of Victoria and responds to the poor health of arriving refugees.
Reviewed 28 May 2015