Preventive health

Much of Primary Health Tasmania’s work supports preventive health across all three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary.

Our work in preventive health infographic

Disease prevention is a wide-ranging area, and applies to a lot of Primary Health Tasmania’s programs.

That’s why we’ve created an A4 visual resource to summarise how we support disease prevention.

Download a copy here.

National approach to preventive health

The National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030 aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians at all stages of life through a systems-based approach to prevention that addresses the wider determinants of health, reduces health inequities and decreases the overall burden of disease.

Primary Health Tasmania’s preventive health activities will be guided by the following priorities outlined in the national strategy:

  • reducing tobacco use
  • improving access to and consumption of a healthy diet
  • increasing physical activity
  • increasing cancer screening and prevention
  • improving immunisation coverage
  • reducing alcohol and other drug harm
  • protecting mental health.

Supporting the Tasmanian primary healthcare workforce in preventive health

Primary Health Tasmania also has a role in building and supporting the capacity and capability of the Tasmanian primary healthcare workforce to carry out preventive health work.

To do this, we develop tools and resources to support integrated care, such as the Moving on Up Framework and resources (which outlines best practice for supporting a young person with a chronic condition as they transition to adult care).

We also support workforce training and development, and provide connections between peak bodies, consumers, and the workforce itself.