- December 2018
Message from the Chief Health Officer
This report provides a snapshot of the health of Victorians. It presents information from several sources and highlights key topics to paint a broad picture of the health of Victorians.
Data used in this report
Data in this report is primarily from reports published or data available to the department up to 31 December 2018.
Discussing child and adult dental caries (tooth decay) experience and affordability of dental care.
Discussing falls prevention among older Victorians and family violence prevention.
Mental health in Victoria
Discussing mental illness indicators and the important work to help prevent suicides across the state.
Discussing the most common cancers in Victoria, people at most risk of heart disease, diabetes, and the musculoskeletal conditions of arthritis and osteoporosis.
Immunisation in Victoria
Discussing how immunisation plays a part in preventing illnesses in children and adults.
Discussing some of the ways the department is undertaking surveillance of communicable disease to help keep Victorians safe.
Discussing safe drinking water, water fluoridation and preventing and controlling public health impacts from microorganisms that can cause illness in swimming pools.
Discussing climate change and key issues such as air quality, heat health and thunderstorm asthma.
Maternal and infant health
Discussing two key issues for maternal and infant health in Victoria, safe sleeping of infants and improving health outcomes for Aboriginal women and babies.
Reviewed 19 April 2023