The Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (the Act) aims to achieve the highest attainable standard of public health and wellbeing for the community of Victoria. This includes:
- protecting public health and preventing disease, illness, injury, disability or premature death
- promoting conditions in which persons can be healthy, and
- reducing health inequalities.
To support the implementation of the Act, a State Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is developed every four years.
The current Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019 sets a vision for a Victoria free of the burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age.
The next Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (2019–2023) will carry forward this ambitious vision. It will build on significant existing work outlined in the current 2015-2019 plan, and increase focus on tracking progress and measuring outcomes using the Victorian public health and wellbeing outcomes framework.
How can you participate?
This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your participation.
A summary of the consultation and the contributions received is included below.
Privacy collection notice
The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles personal information via the Engage Vic consultation platform for the purposes of informing the next state public health and wellbeing plan (2019-2023).
No personal information will be included in the next public health and wellbeing plan (2019-2023).
If you have agreed that the department can publish your response, information including the name and contact details of the respondent will not be published.
Your name and contact details are collected to allow the department to make follow up enquiries with you during the consultation phase of the health and wellbeing plan.
The department may share your responses with other Victorian government departments in consultation regarding the health and wellbeing plan.
You may access your information that you provide to the department. The department can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact the department’s Information Sharing and Privacy team by emailing email@example.com.