Keeping our population healthy is important. Victoria is at the forefront in leading reform in disease prevention and early detection and has invested in a range of prevention initiatives targeting specific areas such as tobacco reform, obesity, physical activity, sexual health, heart disease, cancer screening and skin cancer prevention.
Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention
The State Government of Victoria plays a leading role in reducing incidence of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Eye health promotion
The Department of Health and Human Services promotes eye health by funding the Vision Initiative.
Healthy eating and nutrition
Healthy eating and nutritious food are significant factors in the health of the Victorian population.
Oral health promotion
Oral health promotion is important to the overall health and wellbeing of Victorians.
The Department supports the work of key stakeholders to create a sexually literate community and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Sex worker health
The Department of Health works to support sex worker health and wellbeing under decriminalisation
Reviewed 09 May 2022