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Health information

Healthdirect

Healthdirect provides a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma through links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Atlas of Productive Ageing

Provides regional, states and territories statistics on the population, health, finance, housing and activity of Australians aged 50+.

National Seniors Australia

Australian clinical trials

Provides reliable and up-to-date information and advice about clinical trials in Australia for the public, researchers and industry.

National Health and Medical Research Council

Bladder and Bowel Website

The Department of Health website provides information and advice on the prevention and management of bladder control and bowel problems. It also provides information on continence health promotion, early intervention and support for consumers, their families and carers, as well as health professionals, service providers and researchers.

Department of Health

Cancer Learning

The Cancer Learning online hub is an initiative of Cancer Australia. The Cancer Learning hub is designed for use by all health professionals involved in providing cancer care: clinical practitioners, both specialist and non-specialist; administrators; and educators.

Cancer Australia

Cancerscreening.gov.au

Provides links to the BreastScreen Australia program; the National Cervical Screening Program; and the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Provides up to date information on breast, cervical and bowel cancer, the programs and where to get extra information.

Department of Health

Closing the Gap – Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease

Outlines progress on the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package. The Package aims to provide support to the health sector and better access to health care by Indigenous Australians.

Department of Health

CSIRO wellbeing plan for kids

Provides a step-by-step plan for families to make healthy changes to their children's eating and activities.

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

Data and information

Published as reports and bulletins. All publications are listed in Publications, or in individual subject areas.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Drinking Nightmare

The National Youth Alcohol campaign 'Drinking nightmare' aims to contribute, along with a range of initiatives, to a reduction in harms associated with drinking to intoxication by young Australians.

Department of Health

eHealth - general information

Provides information on e-Health. Australians will be able to check their medical history online through the introduction of personally controlled electronic health records, which will boost patient safety, improve health care delivery, and cut waste and duplication.

National E-Health Transition Authority

Environmental health

Information on environmental health and how conditions in the environment or surroundings of humans that can affect health and well-being.

Department of Health

Food and Health Dialogue

The Food and Health Dialogue's main activity is action on food innovation, including a voluntary reformulation program. The program aims to reduce the saturated fat, added sugar, sodium and energy, and increase the fibre, wholegrain, fruit and vegetable content across a range of commonly consumed foods.

Department of Health

healthdirect Australia

healthdirect Australia provides free* access 24 hours a day to healthcare triage, health advice and health information. Services include the healthdirect Australia telephone triage, health advice and information line; the Pregnancy, Birth & Baby Helpline; HealthInsite, your gateway to reliable health information; and the After Hours GP Helpline. *Calls from landlines are free; Mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Healthy living

Offers links to topic pages on issues that affect your health, such as fitness, nutrition, mental health and drugs.

healthdirect Australia

How do you measure up?

The Measure Up campaign aims to reduce the risk factors contributing to Australians suffering from a chronic disease.

Department of Health

METeOR - Metadata Online Registry

METeOR is Australia's repository for national data standards for health, housing and community services statistics and information. The system was developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) as a Metadata Online Registry.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Nutrient Reference Values

NRV's (nutrient reference values) are a set of recommendations for nutritional intake based on currently available scientific knowledge. This website allows health professionals to quickly and easily determine nutritional needs without having to consult complex tables for every nutrient. Users will also have access to recommendations, based on scientific evidence, about how to optimise what to eat in order to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

National Health and Medical Research Council

Nutrition and healthy eating

Provides guidelines and recommendations to encourage healthy eating that will minimise the risk of the development of diet-related diseases within the Australian population.

Department of Health

OzHealth

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad - Better access to facts and figures on the health and wellbeing of Australians. Topics covered include: diseases and conditions, risk factors, health spending, alcohol and tobacco and an overview of the health of population groups.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Patient education

Information on a wide range of health topics such as communicable diseases, HIV and AIDS, lifestyle prescriptions, organ donation, tobacco and palliative care.

Department of Health

Pensioner concession card

A Pensioner Concession Card gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.

Department of Human Services

Physical activity

Provides interesting and useful information on physical activity and health associated issues. The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians outline the minimum levels of physical activity required to gain a health benefit and ways to incorporate incidental physical activity into everyday life.

Department of Health

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby

Provides a free phone 1800 882 436* and online service providing information, advice and support through pregnancy, childbirth and the first year of parenthood. Browse the website for information or call the helpline and speak with a qualified counsellor.
* Calls from landlines are free, mobile charges may apply.

healthdirect Australia

Promoting healthy weight

Provides information on overweight and obesity. Includes how overweight and obesity is defined, its causes and health consequences and how to calculate your BMI (for adults only).

Department of Health

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