Planning for and providing the best possible health services for Canberra and our region

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I recently launched a new snapshot of the ACT’s health profile by demographic “The ACT Population Health Commissioning Atlas” which was prepared by ACT Medicare Local.

This resource provides a clear and comprehensive look at the health profile of the ACT community and maps out what different health conditions are affecting different groups in Canberra.

It also provides important comparisons to other Medicare Locals across Australia which helps in identifying vulnerable groups in our community here in the ACT.

ACT Health assisted the ACT Medicare Local in the production of this Atlas by providing estimates on lifestyle and cancer screening.

The ACT Government, through ACT Health, is committed to working with Medicare Local and this partnership is vital if we are to plan for and provide the best possible health services for Canberra and our region.

High quality data and information allows us to mainstream health services to the general community and to see where services are missing or not reaching the clients who need them most.

The full document can be accessed here.