The department has updated its outcomes framework, consistent with Victoria’s broader public sector reform outcomes policy and complementary to its performance reporting obligations under the Financial Management Act 1994.
Outcomes articulate what success looks like and reflect our ambitions for Victoria’s public health services. They are clear, unambiguous and high-level statements about the things that matter for people and communities. The outcomes approach helps the department set its priorities based on evidence about what is working and what is not, deliver health services that more closely align with Victorians’ needs, and be accountable for the performance of those services.
Under five organising domains, the outcomes framework consists of 11 priority outcomes, beneath which there are 33 statistical indicators. The domains align with the strategic directions set out in this strategic plan. We will update the framework as new priorities emerge and more data becomes available. Performance against the outcomes framework will be reported in the department’s annual report.
Relatedly, the department is developing a new Public health outcomes framework and a Mental health and wellbeing outcomes framework that will be more specific to those areas of healthcare. The latter was recommended by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
The department is also developing a data dashboard to effectively and transparently monitor progress against domains and outcomes of the Victorian Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Partnership Agreement and Action Plans. We will do this in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
Reviewed 31 August 2023