About HealthStats

HealthStats ACT has been developed by the Epidemiology Section. The Epidemiology Section provides population health monitoring and reporting for the ACT population. This is achieved through three primary activities: collecting, analysing and disseminating population health information.

HealthStats ACT has been developed by the Epidemiology Section. The Epidemiology Section provides population health monitoring and reporting for the ACT population. This is achieved through three primary activities: collecting, analysing and disseminating population health information.

The Epidemiology Section ensures that high quality data and statistics are readily available to inform public health policy and program decisions by engaging with health data users.  We provide leadership within the collection, analyses, dissemination and use of health statistics.

To facilitate easy access to up-to-date health information, we now provide web-based data display and statistical reporting.   We maintain and add to our ongoing health series of publications to inform health professionals, policy developers and the community on health status in the Territory. This information assists the development of appropriate policy and service delivery models, the evaluation of programs, and understanding of how the ACT compares with Australia as a whole with regard to health status.

The Epidemiology Section has the following main functions:

  • Population Health Survey Program
  • Data linkage and epidemiological implications
  • ACT Cancer Registry
  • Population Health Informatics
  • Knowledge Translation and Health Outcomes

For more information on the Epidemiology Section contact healthinfo@act.gov.au

Contact Us

If you have any general comments or requests for specific indicators please email: healthinfo@act.gov.au

Postal address

Epidemiology Section
Health Improvement Branch, Population Health Division
ACT Health
GPO Box 825
Canberra City ACT 2601.

Deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired

Deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired customers can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS):

  • TTY users:  phone 13 3677, then ask for 13 2281
  • Speak and Listen users: phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 13 2281
  • Internet Relay Users: connect to the NRS, then ask for 13 2281
    Page last updated on: 17 Sep 2019