The ACT Health Directorate oversees the Territory's public health system and provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research.
ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future.
ACT Health has responsibility for:
- developing strategic policy, oversight and future planning of the health system, including working with the Commonwealth on key health improvement initiatives.
- managing demand for and supply of health services across the territory.
- improving the health and wellbeing of the ACT population by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy.
- preventing, and providing a timely response to, potential public health incidents.
- leading the health workforce and clinical training strategy including building strong partnerships with key academic institutions and training providers,
- commissioning and managing multi-million dollar contracts for the provision of health services, including partnerships with community sector organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups,
- managing a portfolio of infrastructure programs to ensure the ACT has world class, sustainable, fit for purpose clinical and patient care facilities,
- monitoring and enforcement of public health regulations, and
- providing public health advice.
ACT Health Directorate Strategic Plan 2020-25
ACT Health Organisational Structure