Chief Health Officer's Report 2016

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Australian Capital Territory Chief Health Officer’s Report, a report published every two years to provide information about the health of the ACT population. This report has been prepared as required under Section 10 of the Public Health Act 1997, through a rigorous process of reviewing health-related data from a variety of sources.

In this report, titled Healthy Canberra, ACT population health data is provided in a way which departs from the format used in the previous reports. Healthy Canberra focuses on priority health issues that cause the greatest burden of disease, are preventable and are fundamental to good health.  Topics are presented under four themed chapters – Healthy City, Healthy Weight, Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy People – representing the influence of our environment and lifestyle on our health.

Healthy Canberra provides a platform for looking forward and anticipating future health challenges and opportunities.

I trust Healthy Canberra will be of interest to you. 

 

Dr Paul Kelly

ACT Chief Health Officer

Deputy Director-General

Population Health Division

ACT Health

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About this report

The Chief Health Officer reports biennially on the health of the ACT population to the Minister for Health on specific health related topics.

Data presented in this report have been analysed from a range of sources including:

  • mortality and hospital records;
  • notifiable disease data, screening program and immunisation registers;
  • survey data; and
  • published statistical reports and journal articles.

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