Department of Health
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Our vision

Victoria is one of the greatest places in the world to live, work and play. Victorians are innovative, compassionate, creative and hard-working.

At the Department of Health, we’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can. Whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.

Because Victorians deserve nothing less.

And they also deserve a health, wellbeing and care system that is as smart and effective as they are.

A health, wellbeing and care system that respects them. Understands them. Prioritises them. That gives them the right care in the right place at the right time.

Our vision is that Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. It’s bold, it’s ambitious and we’ll settle for nothing less.

To make this vision a reality, we have seven strategic priorities:

  1. Keeping people healthy and safe in the community
  2. Providing care closer to home
  3. Keep innovating and improving care
  4. Improving Aboriginal health and wellbeing
  5. Moving from competition to collaboration
  6. A stronger and more sustainable workforce
  7. A safe and sustainable health, wellbeing and care system

Our values

  1. Responsiveness
  2. Integrity
  3. Impartiality
  4. Accountability
  5. Respect
  6. Leadership
  7. Human rights

Reviewed 17 September 2023

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