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Aliases
Department of Health and Aged Care
HEALTH AND AGED CARE
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGED CARE

Lead Body
Yes
Employment Arrangements
Enabling legislation

Annual report prepared under section 46 of the PGPA Act.
Additional annual report requirement
No

Section 35 of the PGPA Act applies
Yes
Section 35(3) of the PGPA Act applies
Yes

Outcome #1: Better equip Australia to meet current and future health needs of all Australians through the delivery of evidence-based health policies; improved access to comprehensive and coordinated health care; ensuring sustainable funding for health services, research and technologies; and protecting the health and safety of the Australian community
# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Health Research, Coordination and Access Department of Health and Aged Care

Collaborate with state and territory governments, the broader healthcare sector and engage internationally to improve access to high quality, comprehensive and coordinated health care to support better health outcomes for all Australians through nationally consistent approaches, sustainable public hospital funding, digital health, supporting health infrastructure, international standards and best practice, and world class health and medical research

1.5 Preventive Health and Chronic Disease Support Department of Health and Aged Care

Support all Australians to live longer in full health and wellbeing through reducing the rates of harmful alcohol consumption, illicit drug use, and tobacco use, and increasing healthy eating patterns, levels of physical activity and cancer screening participation

1.7 Primary Care Practice Incentives and Medical Indemnity Department of Health and Aged Care

Provide incentive payments to eligible general practices and general practitioners through the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) to support continuing improvements, increase quality of care, enhance capacity and improve access and health outcomes for patients. Promote the ongoing stability, affordability and availability of medical indemnity insurance to enable stable fees for patients and allow the medical workforce to focus on delivering high quality services

1.8 Health Protection, Emergency Response and Regulation Department of Health and Aged Care

Protect the health of the Australian community through national leadership and capacity building to detect, prevent and respond to threats to public health and safety, including those arising from communicable diseases, natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other incidents that may lead to mass casualties. Protect human health and the environment through regulatory oversight of therapeutic goods, controlled drugs, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and industrial chemicals

2.1 Mental Health Department of Health and Aged Care

Improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians, including a focus on suicide prevention

2.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Department of Health and Aged Care

Drive improved health outcomes for First Nations peoples

2.3 Health Workforce Department of Health and Aged Care

Ensure Australia has the workforce necessary to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Improve the quality, distribution and planning of the Australian health workforce to better meet the needs of the community and deliver a sustainable, well distributed health workforce

2.5 Primary Health Care Quality and Coordination Department of Health and Aged Care

Strengthen primary health care by delivering funding to frontline primary health care services and improving the access, delivery, quality and coordination of those services. This will help improve health outcomes for patients, particularly people with chronic and/or mental health conditions, and assist in reducing unnecessary hospital visits and admissions

5.3 Immunisation Department of Health and Aged Care

Reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases to protect individuals and increase national immunisation coverage rates to protect the Australian community

# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Safety and Quality in Health Care Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The ACSQHC works to strengthen safety and quality across Australia's healthcare system, with a focus on developing standards, improving appropriateness of care, and minimising risk of harm

1.1 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The ACCC contributes to the health and safety of the community through the consideration and management of unacceptable safety risks posed by consumer goods

1.1 Digital Health Australian Digital Health Agency

Digital Health manages and governs the national digital health strategy and the design, delivery and operations of My Health Record

1.1 Develop, Collect, Analyse and Report High Quality National Health and Welfare Information and Statistics for Governments and the Community Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The AIHW provides high quality national health-related data and analysis

1.1 Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

ARPANSA contributes to the health and safety of the community by protecting the Australian people and environment from the harmful effects of radiation

1.1 Improved Cancer Control Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia provides national leadership in cancer control and works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to improve the detection, treatment and survival outcomes for people with cancer

2.1 Biosecurity and Export Services Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

DAFF contributes to the protection of: - the health and safety of the Australian community through implementation of activities under the Biosecurity Act 2015, such as the screening of travellers at international airports and seaports (1.8) - public health and safety through the regulation of imported food and the imported food inspection scheme which undertakes food surveillance and recall activities to minimise the risk of adverse health events from food

1.6 Management of Hazardous Wastes, Substances and Pollutants Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

DCCEEW contributes to the protection of: - the environment from the risks of industrial chemicals, and risks to human health related to exposure to industrial chemicals via the environment, by undertaking environmental risk assessments for the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme, and by providing advice, and receiving advice and recommendations, on risk management (1.8) - human health and safety and the environment from risks resulting from the use of gene technology by providing advice on risk assessment and risk management

1.4 Child Care Subsidy Department of Education

The Department of Education contributes to increasing immunisation coverage rates by including childhood immunisation requirements as part of the eligibility criteria for the Child Care Subsidy. Eligibility for benefits is linked to satisfying the requirements for immunisation

1.1 Foreign Affairs and Trade Operations Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DFAT works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to promote regional and global strategic interests as they relate to health

1.2 Border Management Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs facilitates access to health and support services by determining annual client numbers for the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (1.2). Through the effective management and delivery of the skilled and family migration programs and sustainable growth in temporary visa programs, Home Affairs supports a prosperous and inclusive society and advances Australia's economic interests, ensuring visa programs include controls to minimise health risks or costs to the Australian community. These programs include: - Skilled migration visa programs, supplementing Australia's skilled workforce including the health workforce (1.4). - Regional skilled visa programs, directing skilled migrants to regional Australia (1.4). - Visas for General Practitioners, including Better Distribution of Medical Practitioners initiative - a policy initiative implemented by the Departments of Health and Aged Care and Home Affairs, to regulate the supply of overseas trained doctors and direct them towards areas of health workforce shortages (regional, rural and remote areas) in Australia (1.4). - Health requirements, ensuring visa holders do not pose risks to public health (1.4 and 1.8). - Health insurance visa condition, ensuring visa holders maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia (1.4). - Enforceable family sponsorship obligations, ensuring sponsors accept liability for any health costs incurred by visiting families in Australia (1.4). Home Affairs contributes to the protection of human health, or the environment, by maintaining records on the importation of products containing industrial chemicals, and regulations for the import and export of controlled substances and unapproved medicines and medical devices at the border

2.2 Visa Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs facilitates access to health and support services by determining annual client numbers for the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (1.2). Through the effective management and delivery of the skilled and family migration programs and sustainable growth in temporary visa programs, Home Affairs supports a prosperous and inclusive society and advances Australia's economic interests, ensuring visa programs include controls to minimise health risks or costs to the Australian community. These programs include: - Skilled migration visa programs, supplementing Australia's skilled workforce including the health workforce (1.4). - Regional skilled visa programs, directing skilled migrants to regional Australia (1.4). - Visas for General Practitioners, including Better Distribution of Medical Practitioners initiative - a policy initiative implemented by the Departments of Health and Aged Care and Home Affairs, to regulate the supply of overseas trained doctors and direct them towards areas of health workforce shortages (regional, rural and remote areas) in Australia (1.4). - Health requirements, ensuring visa holders do not pose risks to public health (1.4 and 1.8). - Health insurance visa condition, ensuring visa holders maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia (1.4). - Enforceable family sponsorship obligations, ensuring sponsors accept liability for any health costs incurred by visiting families in Australia (1.4). Home Affairs contributes to the protection of human health, or the environment, by maintaining records on the importation of products containing industrial chemicals, and regulations for the import and export of controlled substances and unapproved medicines and medical devices at the border

2.2 Migration Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs facilitates access to health and support services by determining annual client numbers for the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (1.2). Through the effective management and delivery of the skilled and family migration programs and sustainable growth in temporary visa programs, Home Affairs supports a prosperous and inclusive society and advances Australia's economic interests, ensuring visa programs include controls to minimise health risks or costs to the Australian community. These programs include: - Skilled migration visa programs, supplementing Australia's skilled workforce including the health workforce (1.4). - Regional skilled visa programs, directing skilled migrants to regional Australia (1.4). - Visas for General Practitioners, including Better Distribution of Medical Practitioners initiative - a policy initiative implemented by the Departments of Health and Aged Care and Home Affairs, to regulate the supply of overseas trained doctors and direct them towards areas of health workforce shortages (regional, rural and remote areas) in Australia (1.4). - Health requirements, ensuring visa holders do not pose risks to public health (1.4 and 1.8). - Health insurance visa condition, ensuring visa holders maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia (1.4). - Enforceable family sponsorship obligations, ensuring sponsors accept liability for any health costs incurred by visiting families in Australia (1.4). Home Affairs contributes to the protection of human health, or the environment, by maintaining records on the importation of products containing industrial chemicals, and regulations for the import and export of controlled substances and unapproved medicines and medical devices at the border

2.3 Refugee, Humanitarian Settlement and Migrant Services Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs facilitates access to health and support services by determining annual client numbers for the Program of Assistance for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (1.2). Through the effective management and delivery of the skilled and family migration programs and sustainable growth in temporary visa programs, Home Affairs supports a prosperous and inclusive society and advances Australia's economic interests, ensuring visa programs include controls to minimise health risks or costs to the Australian community. These programs include: - Skilled migration visa programs, supplementing Australia's skilled workforce including the health workforce (1.4). - Regional skilled visa programs, directing skilled migrants to regional Australia (1.4). - Visas for General Practitioners, including Better Distribution of Medical Practitioners initiative - a policy initiative implemented by the Departments of Health and Aged Care and Home Affairs, to regulate the supply of overseas trained doctors and direct them towards areas of health workforce shortages (regional, rural and remote areas) in Australia (1.4). - Health requirements, ensuring visa holders do not pose risks to public health (1.4 and 1.8). - Health insurance visa condition, ensuring visa holders maintain adequate health insurance while in Australia (1.4). - Enforceable family sponsorship obligations, ensuring sponsors accept liability for any health costs incurred by visiting families in Australia (1.4). Home Affairs contributes to the protection of human health, or the environment, by maintaining records on the importation of products containing industrial chemicals, and regulations for the import and export of controlled substances and unapproved medicines and medical devices at the border

1.1 Investing in science, technology and commercialisation Department of Industry, Science and Resources

DISR works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to implement the Biomedical Translation Fund and the Medical Research Future Fund. DISR provides input to a range of health policies to improve the support and regulatory environment for innovation by the health sector (1.1). DISR also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to support manufacturers of medical products and supported industry and business response to COVID-19 impacts; in particular to establish and implement an onshore sovereign mRNA vaccine manufacturing capability. DISR also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care on supply chain disruptions in the health sector that require domestic industry considerations (1.1). Through the National Measurement Institute, DISR contributes to reducing smoking prevalence in Australia by conducting tobacco plain packaging compliance and enforcement activities

1.2 Growing innovative and competitive businesses, industries and regions Department of Industry, Science and Resources

DISR works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to implement the Biomedical Translation Fund and the Medical Research Future Fund. DISR provides input to a range of health policies to improve the support and regulatory environment for innovation by the health sector (1.1). DISR also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to support manufacturers of medical products and supported industry and business response to COVID-19 impacts; in particular to establish and implement an onshore sovereign mRNA vaccine manufacturing capability. DISR also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care on supply chain disruptions in the health sector that require domestic industry considerations (1.1). Through the National Measurement Institute, DISR contributes to reducing smoking prevalence in Australia by conducting tobacco plain packaging compliance and enforcement activities

2.4 Air Transport Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Infrastructure co-funds the Australia New Zealand Trauma Registry with the Department of Health and Aged Care to record cases of severe injury, including from road trauma, and improve the treatment and health outcomes of people with injuries

1.1 Program 1.1 - Family Assistance Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to: - collaborating to design, test and establish the next development phase of the National Disability Data Asset (1.1) - improving access to services and support for people with psychosocial disability through implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)(1.2) - improving access to services and support for young people with mental illness to achieve and maintain sustainable participation in employment and/or vocational education (1.2) - improving the capacity of mainstream services within the health care sector to respond to, and include, people with disability, increasing accessibility and use of mainstream services through the Information Linkages and Capacity Building Mainstream Capacity Building program (1.4). - improving the quality of Australia's health workforce through targeted training on recognising and responding to clients impacted by family, domestic, and sexual violence. DSS fund domestic violence alert training and accredited training for sexual violence responses, targeted to health professionals, and other frontline workers (1.4) - improving access to services and support for children, young people, and their families experiencing disadvantage or who are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021-2031 (Safe and Supported) includes actions to improve early intervention and targeted support, system navigation, and health workforce capability - Safe and Supported sets out Australia's 10-year strategy to make significant and sustained progress in reducing the rates of child abuse and neglect and its intergenerational impacts - Safe and Supported and its Action Plans will focus on priority groups that are experiencing disadvantage and/or vulnerability. Achieving safety and wellbeing outcomes for these children, young people and families will help Safe and Supported achieve its goal (1.2 - 1.6) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, which protect the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A to eligible parents. Eligibility for the maximum rate of FTB Part A is linked to satisfying the requirements of age-related immunisation (1.9) - encouraging better collaboration between programs and services to support the development and wellbeing of children to help them thrive across and between life stages, by leading the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan to support Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-31. The Targeted Action Plan includes an action to strengthen training and resources to primary health care providers to better enable early detection of disability or developmental concerns in young children and appropriate referral pathways, recognising the needs for priority population groups such as First Nations children, their parents, and carers (1.3 and 1.4) - improving coordination and delivery of early childhood development policies, programs and supports across government by leading development of an Early Years Strategy to prioritise collective effort across government (1.3 and 1.5) - establishing a National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns. This program delivers a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to 8 years with disability or developmental concerns. This program assists in meeting the Closing the Gap Target 4, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive in their early years (1.3).

1.2.11 1.2.1 - Component 1 (Age Pension) Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to: - collaborating to design, test and establish the next development phase of the National Disability Data Asset (1.1) - improving access to services and support for people with psychosocial disability through implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)(1.2) - improving access to services and support for young people with mental illness to achieve and maintain sustainable participation in employment and/or vocational education (1.2) - improving the capacity of mainstream services within the health care sector to respond to, and include, people with disability, increasing accessibility and use of mainstream services through the Information Linkages and Capacity Building Mainstream Capacity Building program (1.4). - improving the quality of Australia's health workforce through targeted training on recognising and responding to clients impacted by family, domestic, and sexual violence. DSS fund domestic violence alert training and accredited training for sexual violence responses, targeted to health professionals, and other frontline workers (1.4) - improving access to services and support for children, young people, and their families experiencing disadvantage or who are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021-2031 (Safe and Supported) includes actions to improve early intervention and targeted support, system navigation, and health workforce capability - Safe and Supported sets out Australia's 10-year strategy to make significant and sustained progress in reducing the rates of child abuse and neglect and its intergenerational impacts - Safe and Supported and its Action Plans will focus on priority groups that are experiencing disadvantage and/or vulnerability. Achieving safety and wellbeing outcomes for these children, young people and families will help Safe and Supported achieve its goal (1.2 - 1.6) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, which protect the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A to eligible parents. Eligibility for the maximum rate of FTB Part A is linked to satisfying the requirements of age-related immunisation (1.9) - encouraging better collaboration between programs and services to support the development and wellbeing of children to help them thrive across and between life stages, by leading the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan to support Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-31. The Targeted Action Plan includes an action to strengthen training and resources to primary health care providers to better enable early detection of disability or developmental concerns in young children and appropriate referral pathways, recognising the needs for priority population groups such as First Nations children, their parents, and carers (1.3 and 1.4) - improving coordination and delivery of early childhood development policies, programs and supports across government by leading development of an Early Years Strategy to prioritise collective effort across government (1.3 and 1.5) - establishing a National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns. This program delivers a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to 8 years with disability or developmental concerns. This program assists in meeting the Closing the Gap Target 4, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive in their early years (1.3).

1.3.11 1.3.1 - Component 1 (Disability Support Pension) Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to: - collaborating to design, test and establish the next development phase of the National Disability Data Asset (1.1) - improving access to services and support for people with psychosocial disability through implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)(1.2) - improving access to services and support for young people with mental illness to achieve and maintain sustainable participation in employment and/or vocational education (1.2) - improving the capacity of mainstream services within the health care sector to respond to, and include, people with disability, increasing accessibility and use of mainstream services through the Information Linkages and Capacity Building Mainstream Capacity Building program (1.4). - improving the quality of Australia's health workforce through targeted training on recognising and responding to clients impacted by family, domestic, and sexual violence. DSS fund domestic violence alert training and accredited training for sexual violence responses, targeted to health professionals, and other frontline workers (1.4) - improving access to services and support for children, young people, and their families experiencing disadvantage or who are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021-2031 (Safe and Supported) includes actions to improve early intervention and targeted support, system navigation, and health workforce capability - Safe and Supported sets out Australia's 10-year strategy to make significant and sustained progress in reducing the rates of child abuse and neglect and its intergenerational impacts - Safe and Supported and its Action Plans will focus on priority groups that are experiencing disadvantage and/or vulnerability. Achieving safety and wellbeing outcomes for these children, young people and families will help Safe and Supported achieve its goal (1.2 - 1.6) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, which protect the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A to eligible parents. Eligibility for the maximum rate of FTB Part A is linked to satisfying the requirements of age-related immunisation (1.9) - encouraging better collaboration between programs and services to support the development and wellbeing of children to help them thrive across and between life stages, by leading the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan to support Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-31. The Targeted Action Plan includes an action to strengthen training and resources to primary health care providers to better enable early detection of disability or developmental concerns in young children and appropriate referral pathways, recognising the needs for priority population groups such as First Nations children, their parents, and carers (1.3 and 1.4) - improving coordination and delivery of early childhood development policies, programs and supports across government by leading development of an Early Years Strategy to prioritise collective effort across government (1.3 and 1.5) - establishing a National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns. This program delivers a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to 8 years with disability or developmental concerns. This program assists in meeting the Closing the Gap Target 4, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive in their early years (1.3).

1.3.22 1.3.2 - Component 2 (Essential Medical Equipment Payment) Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to: - collaborating to design, test and establish the next development phase of the National Disability Data Asset (1.1) - improving access to services and support for people with psychosocial disability through implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)(1.2) - improving access to services and support for young people with mental illness to achieve and maintain sustainable participation in employment and/or vocational education (1.2) - improving the capacity of mainstream services within the health care sector to respond to, and include, people with disability, increasing accessibility and use of mainstream services through the Information Linkages and Capacity Building Mainstream Capacity Building program (1.4). - improving the quality of Australia's health workforce through targeted training on recognising and responding to clients impacted by family, domestic, and sexual violence. DSS fund domestic violence alert training and accredited training for sexual violence responses, targeted to health professionals, and other frontline workers (1.4) - improving access to services and support for children, young people, and their families experiencing disadvantage or who are vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Safe and Supported: The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021-2031 (Safe and Supported) includes actions to improve early intervention and targeted support, system navigation, and health workforce capability - Safe and Supported sets out Australia's 10-year strategy to make significant and sustained progress in reducing the rates of child abuse and neglect and its intergenerational impacts - Safe and Supported and its Action Plans will focus on priority groups that are experiencing disadvantage and/or vulnerability. Achieving safety and wellbeing outcomes for these children, young people and families will help Safe and Supported achieve its goal (1.2 - 1.6) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, which protect the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A to eligible parents. Eligibility for the maximum rate of FTB Part A is linked to satisfying the requirements of age-related immunisation (1.9) - encouraging better collaboration between programs and services to support the development and wellbeing of children to help them thrive across and between life stages, by leading the Early Childhood Targeted Action Plan to support Australia's Disability Strategy 2021-31. The Targeted Action Plan includes an action to strengthen training and resources to primary health care providers to better enable early detection of disability or developmental concerns in young children and appropriate referral pathways, recognising the needs for priority population groups such as First Nations children, their parents, and carers (1.3 and 1.4) - improving coordination and delivery of early childhood development policies, programs and supports across government by leading development of an Early Years Strategy to prioritise collective effort across government (1.3 and 1.5) - establishing a National Early Childhood Program for children with disability or developmental concerns. This program delivers a range of disability-specific information, workshops and supported playgroups for young children aged zero to 8 years with disability or developmental concerns. This program assists in meeting the Closing the Gap Target 4, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children thrive in their early years (1.3).

1.1 Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Office for Women is leading the development of a National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality which will provide a framework for national gender equality approaches, including in relation to health and wellbeing

1.5 Assistance to the States for Healthcare Services and Public Hospitals Department of the Treasury

Treasury provides financial assistance through National Partnership Payments to state and territory governments as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework.6 Activities funded through funding agreements include: - Hepatitis C Settlement Fund (1.1) - encouraging more clinical trials in Australia (1.1) - National Health Reform Agreement (1.1) - National Partnership Agreement on COVID-19 Response (1.1) - Community Health and Hospitals Program (1.1) - achieving better health outcomes (1.1) - Centre for National Resilience (1.1) - Proton beam therapy facility (1.1) - Health Infrastructure projects (1.1) - multidisciplinary outreach care (1.1) - reducing stillbirths (1.1) - Health and Medical Research Centre for Launceston (1.1) - Expansion of the Flinders Medical Centre (1.1) - Bentley Hospital Surgicentre (1.1) - adult mental health centres (1.2) - National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement - Bilateral schedules (1.2) - improving trachoma control services for Indigenous Australians (1.3) - addressing blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in the Torres Strait (1.3) - Rheumatic Fever Strategy (1.3) - Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment - health component (1.3) - Expansion of the John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Program (1.4) - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - participant follow-up function (1.5) - Lymphoedema garments and allied health therapy programs (1.5) - National Coronial Information System (1.5) - Western Australian comprehensive cancer centre (1.5) - Comprehensive Cancer Centres (1.5) - Surge Capacity for BreastScreen Australia (1.5) - Child Development Unit at Campbelltown Hospital (1.5) - World-class Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program (1.5) - South Australia Genomics Lab (1.5) - Comprehensive palliative care in aged care (1.6) - Hummingbird House (1.6) - Supporting Palliative Care in Launceston (1.6) - Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (1.6) - Royal Darwin Hospital - equipped, prepared and ready (1.8) - OzFoodNet (1.8) - Mosquito Control in the Torres Strait Protected Zone (1.8) - management of Torres Strait/Papua New Guinea cross border health issues (1.8) - vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance (1.8) - mosquito control in Tennant Creek (1.8) - access to HIV treatment (1.8) - essential vaccines (1.9).

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

Treasury provides financial assistance through National Partnership Payments to state and territory governments as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework.6 Activities funded through funding agreements include: - Hepatitis C Settlement Fund (1.1) - encouraging more clinical trials in Australia (1.1) - National Health Reform Agreement (1.1) - National Partnership Agreement on COVID-19 Response (1.1) - Community Health and Hospitals Program (1.1) - achieving better health outcomes (1.1) - Centre for National Resilience (1.1) - Proton beam therapy facility (1.1) - Health Infrastructure projects (1.1) - multidisciplinary outreach care (1.1) - reducing stillbirths (1.1) - Health and Medical Research Centre for Launceston (1.1) - Expansion of the Flinders Medical Centre (1.1) - Bentley Hospital Surgicentre (1.1) - adult mental health centres (1.2) - National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement - Bilateral schedules (1.2) - improving trachoma control services for Indigenous Australians (1.3) - addressing blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in the Torres Strait (1.3) - Rheumatic Fever Strategy (1.3) - Northern Territory remote Aboriginal investment - health component (1.3) - Expansion of the John Flynn Prevocational Doctor Program (1.4) - National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - participant follow-up function (1.5) - Lymphoedema garments and allied health therapy programs (1.5) - National Coronial Information System (1.5) - Western Australian comprehensive cancer centre (1.5) - Comprehensive Cancer Centres (1.5) - Surge Capacity for BreastScreen Australia (1.5) - Child Development Unit at Campbelltown Hospital (1.5) - World-class Newborn Bloodspot Screening Program (1.5) - South Australia Genomics Lab (1.5) - Comprehensive palliative care in aged care (1.6) - Hummingbird House (1.6) - Supporting Palliative Care in Launceston (1.6) - Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (1.6) - Royal Darwin Hospital - equipped, prepared and ready (1.8) - OzFoodNet (1.8) - Mosquito Control in the Torres Strait Protected Zone (1.8) - management of Torres Strait/Papua New Guinea cross border health issues (1.8) - vaccine-preventable diseases surveillance (1.8) - mosquito control in Tennant Creek (1.8) - access to HIV treatment (1.8) - essential vaccines (1.9).

1.1 Food Regulatory Activity and Services to the Minister and Parliament Food Standards Australia New Zealand

FSANZ contributes to the protection of: - public health and safety by developing food standards for implementation by the states and territories. FSANZ also coordinates national food surveillance and recall activities to minimise the risk of adverse health events from food (1.5) - human health from the risks of industrial chemicals related to food by providing and receiving advice (1.8).

1.1 Development of Pricing Advice and Annual Determinations' Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority

IHACPA determines the National Efficient Price for public hospital services as the basis for Activity Based Funding and the National Efficient Cost for those public hospital services under block funding arrangements (1.1).

1.1 National Blood Agreement Management National Blood Authority

The NBA works to save and improve Australian lives through a world-class blood supply that is safe, secure, affordable and well-managed (1.1).

1.1 National Health Funding Pool Administration National Health Funding Body

The NHFB is responsible for the transparent and efficient administration of Commonwealth, state and territory funding of public hospital services. This includes the administration of payments to and from the National Health Funding Pool to Local Hospital Networks and other parties in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement. Commonwealth funding is provided by Treasury (1.1).

1.1 Health and Medical Research National Health and Medical Research Council

NHMRC develops evidence-based health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments, and provides advice on ethical practice in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research, and administers research grant programs on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care (1.1). NHMRC contributes to the protection of human health from the risks of industrial chemicals related to drinking water by providing and receiving advice (1.8).

1.3 Safety and Wellbeing National Indigenous Australians Agency

The NIAA works closely with the Department of Health and Aged Care to ensure the effectiveness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health funding, and that mainstream policy, programs and services deliver benefits to First Nations people. NIAA also provides grants for health, wellbeing and resilience projects; substance use treatment and harm minimisation projects; and projects aimed at combatting petrol sniffing and the use of other volatile substances (1.3).

1.1 National Mental Health Commission National Mental Health Commission

The NMHC provides independent policy advice and evidence on ways to improve Australia's mental health and suicide prevention system, and acts as a catalyst for change to achieve those improvements (1.2).

1.1 A Nationally Coordinated System for Organ and Tissue Donation for Transplantation Organ and Tissue Authority

The OTA works to maximise organ and tissue donation for transplantation by increasing the capacity within the health system, and raising community awareness and stakeholder engagement in support of donation (1.1).

1.1 Reform of and improvements to Australian work health and safety and workers' compensation arrangements Safe Work Australia

SWA contributes to the protection of human health from the risks of industrial chemicals related to the health of workers by providing advice, and receiving advice and recommendations (1.8).

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

Services Australia contributes to: - ensuring that Australia's health system is better equipped to meet current and future health needs by administering the Australian Organ Donor Register (1.1) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, protecting the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Australian Immunisation Register on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care (1.9). Services Australia administers payments and services to eligible recipients under the following programs/initiatives administered by the Department of Health and Aged Care: - Indigenous access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (1.3) - Workforce Incentive Program (1.4) - Rural Procedural Grants Program (1.4) - Scaling of Rural Workforce Program (1.4) - Health Care Homes Program (1.6 and 1.7) - Practice Incentive Program payments to general practices, general practitioners and Indigenous health services (1.7) - Medical indemnity activities, including indemnity for eligible midwives (1.7) - COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme (1.7).

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

Services Australia contributes to: - ensuring that Australia's health system is better equipped to meet current and future health needs by administering the Australian Organ Donor Register (1.1) - increasing immunisation coverage rates, protecting the health and safety of the Australian community by administering the Australian Immunisation Register on behalf of the Department of Health and Aged Care (1.9). Services Australia administers payments and services to eligible recipients under the following programs/initiatives administered by the Department of Health and Aged Care: - Indigenous access to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (1.3) - Workforce Incentive Program (1.4) - Rural Procedural Grants Program (1.4) - Scaling of Rural Workforce Program (1.4) - Health Care Homes Program (1.6 and 1.7) - Practice Incentive Program payments to general practices, general practitioners and Indigenous health services (1.7) - Medical indemnity activities, including indemnity for eligible midwives (1.7) - COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme (1.7).

Outcome #3: Improved opportunities for community participation in sport and recreation, excellence in high-performance athletes, and protecting the integrity of sport through investment in sport infrastructure, coordination of Commonwealth involvement in major sporting events, and research and international cooperation on sport issues.
# Program Body Contribution
3.1 Sport and Recreation Department of Health and Aged Care

Increase participation in sport and physical activity by all Australians and foster excellence in Australia's high performance athletes. Further Australia's national interests by supporting the Australian sport sector, showcasing Australia as a premier host of major international sporting events, and improving water and snow safety

# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Australian Sports Commission Australian Sports Commission (Australian Institute of Sport)

The ASC collaborates with the Department of Health and Aged Care to implement Australian Government sport policy and has primary responsibility for key initiatives. In particular, the ASC is responsible for growing participation in sport, building capacity in Australia's sporting sector and, through the Australian Institute of Sport, for the leadership of Australia's high performance sport system (4.1).

1.1 Foreign Affairs and Trade Operations Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DFAT works with the Department of Health and Aged Care on sports diplomacy initiatives to enhance and leverage Australia's strong international sporting reputation and advance our national interests (4.1).

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

Treasury provides financial assistance through National Partnership Payments to state and territory governments as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework. An activity funded through the National Partnership Agreement is: - Home for the Matildas (4.1).

1.1 Sport Integrity Sport Integrity Australia

Sport Integrity Australia contributes to protecting the integrity of Australian sport and the health and welfare of those who participate in sport through the coordination of a national approach to all sports integrity matters, as well as international engagement and capacity building on related matters (4.1).

Outcome #4: Ensuring improved access for all Australians to cost-effective and affordable medicines, medical, dental and hearing services; improved choice in healthcare services, through guaranteeing Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme; supporting targeted assistance strategies and private health insurance
# Program Body Contribution
2.7 Assistance through Aids and Appliances Department of Health and Aged Care

Improve health outcomes for the Australian community through the provision of targeted assistance for aids and appliances

4.1 Medical Benefits Department of Health and Aged Care

Deliver a modern, sustainable Medicare program that supports all Australians to access high quality and cost-effective professional services. Work with consumers, health professionals, private health insurers, and states and territories to continue strengthening Medicare

4.2 Hearing Services Department of Health and Aged Care

Provide hearing services, including devices, to eligible people to help manage their hearing loss and improve engagement with the community. Continue support for hearing research, with a focus on ways to reduce the impact of hearing loss and the incidence and consequence of avoidable hearing loss

4.3 Pharmaceutical Benefits Department of Health and Aged Care

Provide all eligible Australians with reliable, timely, and affordable access to high quality, cost-effective, innovative, clinically effective medicines, and sustainable pharmaceutical services by subsidising the cost of medicines through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and the Life Saving Drugs Program (LSDP)

4.4 Private Health Insurance Department of Health and Aged Care

Promote affordable, quality private health insurance (PHI) and greater choice for consumers

4.6 Dental Services Department of Health and Aged Care

Support eligible children to access essential dental health services through the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

4.7 Health Benefit Compliance Department of Health and Aged Care

Support the integrity of health benefit claims through prevention, early identification and treatment of incorrect claiming, inappropriate practice and fraud

# Program Body Contribution
1.2 Tax Practitioners Board Australian Taxation Office

The ATO contributes to the administration of the Government's Private Health Insurance Rebate program. The ATO also works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to deliver the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project (2.4).

1.1 Program 1.1 - Family Assistance Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.2 Program 1.2 - Support for Seniors Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.3 Program 1.3 - Financial Support for People with Disability Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.4 Program 1.4 - Financial Support for Carers Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.5 Program 1.5 - Working Age Payments Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.6 Program 1.6 - Student Payments Department of Social Services

DSS contributes to providing access to cost-effective medicines, medical, dental, and hearing services by determining income support recipient eligibility for Pensioner Concession Cards, Health Care Cards and Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards, which attract concessions under this Outcome (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.6).

2.1 General Medical Consultations and Services Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA provides access to general and specialist medical and dental services for its clients (2.1 and 2.5). DVA's Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme provides clients access to a comprehensive range of pharmaceuticals and wound dressings for the treatment of their health care needs (2.3).

2.3 Veterans' Pharmaceuticals Benefits Department of Veterans' Affairs

DVA provides access to general and specialist medical and dental services for its clients (2.1 and 2.5). DVA's Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme provides clients access to a comprehensive range of pharmaceuticals and wound dressings for the treatment of their health care needs (2.3).

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

Treasury provides financial assistance through National Partnership payments to state and territory governments as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework1, which includes funding for the Federation Funding Agreement on Public Dental Services for Adults (2.5).

1.1 National Health Funding Pool Administration National Health Funding Body

The Department of Health and Aged Care has lead responsibility for the integrity of health benefits claims and associated compliance activities. The NHFB Administrator and the NHFB work with the Commonwealth, states and territories on data matching and the identification of potential duplicate payments through other Commonwealth funded programs to ensure the same public hospital service is not funded twice (2.6).

1.1 Safeguarding the Integrity of the Medicare Program and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Professional Services Review

The PSR contributes to the integrity of the Medicare program, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule by investigating health practitioners suspected of inappropriate practice on request from the Chief Executive Medicare and determining any sanctions to be applied (2.1, 2.5 and 2.6).

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

Services Australia administers payments to eligible recipients under the following programs: - Medicare services and benefit payments, and related Medicare Benefits Schedule items (2.1) - external breast prostheses reimbursements (2.1) - ex-gratia payments for the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme (2.1) - Hearing Services Program payments for voucher services and devices (2.2) - the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (2.3) - Lifetime Health Cover mail out and the private health insurance rebate (2.4) - the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (2.5) - payment of claims from stoma associations for stoma-related products (2.7).

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

Services Australia administers payments to eligible recipients under the following programs: - Medicare services and benefit payments, and related Medicare Benefits Schedule items (2.1) - external breast prostheses reimbursements (2.1) - ex-gratia payments for the Disaster Health Care Assistance Scheme (2.1) - Hearing Services Program payments for voucher services and devices (2.2) - the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (2.3) - Lifetime Health Cover mail out and the private health insurance rebate (2.4) - the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (2.5) - payment of claims from stoma associations for stoma-related products (2.7).

Outcome #6: Improved wellbeing for senior Australians through targeted support, access to appropriate, high quality care, and related information services
# Program Body Contribution
6.1 Access and Information Department of Health and Aged Care

Provide older Australians, their families, representatives and carers with reliable and trusted information about aged care services and how to access them through My Aged CareProvide improved and more consistent client outcomes, timely and high quality assessments of clients' needs and goals, appropriate referrals and equitable access to aged care services

6.2 Aged Care Services Department of Health and Aged Care

Provide choice through a range of flexible options to support older Australians who need assistance. This includes supporting people to remain living at home and connected to their communities for longer, through to residential care for those who are no longer able to continue living in their own home

6.3 Aged Care Quality Department of Health and Aged Care

Support the provision of safe and quality care for older Australians in their choice of care through regulatory activities, collaboration with the aged care sector and consumers, as well as capacity building and awareness raising activities

# Program Body Contribution
1.1 Quality Aged Care Services Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

As the national regulator of aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government, ACQSC's role is to approve providers' entry to the aged care system, to accredit, assess and monitor aged care services against requirements, and to hold services to account for meeting their obligations. The ACQSC seeks to resolve complaints about aged care services and to provide education and information about its functions. The ACQSC also engages with consumers to understand their experiences and provide advice to providers about working with consumers in designing and delivering best practice care (3.3).

1.3.11 1.3.1 - Component 1 (Disability Support Pension) Department of Social Services

DSS provides assistance, support and services for people with disability and their carers (3.1, 3.2 and 3.3).

2.4 Veterans' Community Care and Support Department of Veterans' Affairs

The program's primary objective is to effectively manage community support and home care programs, including the development and review of policy and operational guidelines and procedures, and assessment of program effectiveness. Veteran community care and support programs include the Veterans' Home Care (VHC) Program and the Community Nursing Program. The objectives of the VHC and Community Nursing programs are to support clients to remain independent in their homes, and improve their quality of life and health. For many of the veteran community who are ageing and increasingly requiring higher levels of service, the provision of these services helps to delay entry into residential aged care and maximises independence. DVA also provides subsidies and supplements for clients who are no longer able to live independently and who enter residential aged care. Program 2.4 also funds a range of grants programs to assist in providing support to veterans and their families, including the Veteran and Community Grants Program; Grants-in-Aid; and the Supporting Younger Veterans Grants Program. It also includes the Veteran Wellbeing Centres grants, which provide one-off funding for the development and implementation of 6 Veteran Wellbeing Centres to provide services and support based on local needs and opportunities (3.2).

1.9 National Partnership Payments to the States Department of the Treasury

Treasury provides financial assistance through National Partnership payments to state and territory governments as part of the Federal Financial Relations Framework.2 Activities funded through the National Partnership Agreements include: — the Specialist Dementia Care Program (3.2) — Registration Scheme for Personal Care Workers (3.3).

1.1 Development of Pricing Advice and Annual Determinations' Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority

IHACPA will provide independent advice on aged care pricing issues, including the new Australian National Aged Care Classification (AN-ACC) funding model in residential care to ensure that the model and annual funding increases are informed by the efficient cost of delivering care (3.2).

1.1 Program 1.1 - Reasonable and necessary supports for participants National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency (National Disability Insurance Agency)

The NDIA has a cross billing agreement with the Department of Health and Aged Care to pay some fees and charges for people in residential aged care who are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. This cross-billing agreement includes payment of a participant's basic care subsidy fee and accommodation supplement (3.2). This applies to all NDIS participants living in residential aged care under the age of 65, as well as those who are over 65 but who became NDIS participants before they turned 65.

1.2 Program 1.2 - Services to the Community - Health Services Australia

Services Australia works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to: * undertake income testing for home care recipients (3.2) * make payments under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (3.2) * administer payments to aged care providers (3.2) * undertake means testing of residents (3.2).

1.3 Program 1.3 - Child Support Services Australia

Services Australia works with the Department of Health and Aged Care to: * undertake income testing for home care recipients (3.2) * make payments under the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (3.2) * administer payments to aged care providers (3.2) * undertake means testing of residents (3.2).