Department of Health Annual Report 2016-17
In 2016-17 the Health Portfolio consisted of the Department and 17 Portfolio entities. Each entity has its own specific outcome, with performance against their outcome reported in their respective annual report.
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
Outcome 1: High-quality care for persons receiving Australian Government subsidised aged care through the accreditation of aged care services in residential settings, the quality review of aged care services provided in the community and the provision of quality information to consumers, as well as the provision of information, education and training to aged care providers.
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Outcome 1: Improved safety and quality in health care across the health system, including through the development, support for implementation, and monitoring of national clinical safety and quality guidelines and standards.
Australian Digital Health Agency
Outcome 1: To deliver national digital healthcare systems to enable and support improvement in health outcomes for Australians.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Outcome 1: A robust evidence-base for the health, housing and community sectors, including through developing and disseminating comparable health and welfare information and statistics.
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Outcome 1: Protection of people and the environment through radiation protection and nuclear safety research, policy, advice, codes, standards, services and regulation.
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Outcome 1: Protection of the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport including through engagement, deterrence, detection and enforcement to minimise the risk of doping.
Australian Sports Commission
Outcome 1: Increased participation in organised sport and continued international sporting success including through leadership and development of a cohesive and effective sports sector, provision of targeted financial support, and the operation of the Australian Institute of Sport.
Australian Sports Foundation Limited
Outcome 1: Improved Australian sporting infrastructure through assisting eligible organisations to raise funds for registered sporting projects.
Outcome 1: Minimised impacts of cancer, including through national leadership in cancer control, with targeted research, cancer service development, education and consumer support.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Outcome 1: A safe food supply and well-informed consumers in Australia and New Zealand, including through the development of food regulatory measures and the promotion of their consistent implementation, coordination of food recall activities and the monitoring of consumer and industry food practices.
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Outcome 1: Promote improved efficiency in, and access to, public hospital services primarily through setting efficient national prices and levels of block funding for hospital activities.
National Blood Authority
Outcome 1: Access to a secure supply of safe and affordable blood products, including through national supply arrangements and coordination of best practice standards within agreed funding policies under the national blood arrangements.
National Health Funding Body
Outcome 1: Provide transparent and efficient administration of Commonwealth, State and Territory funding of the Australian public hospital system, and support the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool.
National Health and Medical Research Council
Outcome 1: Improved health and medical knowledge, including through funding research, translating research findings into evidence-based clinical practice, administering legislation governing research, issuing guidelines and advice for ethics in health and the promotion of public health.
National Mental Health Commission
Outcome 1: Provide expert advice to the Australian Government and cross-sectoral leadership on the policy, programmes, services and systems that support mental health in Australia, including through administering the Annual National Report Card on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, undertaking performance monitoring and reporting, and engaging consumers and carers.
Organ and Tissue Authority (Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority)
Outcome 1: Improved access to organ and tissue transplants, including through a nationally coordinated and consistent approach and system.
Professional Services Review
Outcome 1: A reduction of the risks to patients and costs to the Australian Government of inappropriate clinical practice, including through investigating health services claimed under the Medicare and pharmaceutical benefits schemes.