Disease prevention

A lot of Primary Health Tasmania’s work ties in with disease prevention — that is, helping to prevent people getting sick, and stopping those already living with illness from getting sicker.

Speaking broadly, disease prevention can be put into three categories:

  • primary prevention — trying to prevent disease or injury before it happens
  • secondary prevention — trying to reduce the impact of a disease or injury that’s already happened
  • tertiary prevention — trying to soften the impact of an ongoing illness or injury that has lasting effects.

By supporting disease prevention across the board through our commissioning activity, we hope to keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital.

Primary Health Tasmania's work for disease prevention in a picture

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.