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Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019

Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria State Government Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Victoria September 2015 Policy document health promotion, public health

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Consistent with this vision, and with the objective of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, the overarching aim of the plan is to reduce inequalities in health and wellbeing.

The plan sets out a long-term agenda for improving health and social outcomes in Victoria. Many of the actions needed lie beyond the remit of the health system. Individuals, families, communities, the voluntary sector, the private sector, the education system, and all levels of government share responsibility for improving health and wellbeing and will share the benefits of preventing and tackling the causes of avoidable health problems.

The plan sets six priorities to guide action over the next four years. These comprise important stepping stones towards achieving the state’s vision, with measurable progress in outcomes to be achieved by 2025. The priorities are:

· healthier eating and active living

· tobacco free living

· reducing harmful alcohol and drug use

· improving mental health

· preventing violence and injury

· improving sexual and reproductive health


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