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released: 20 Aug 1997 author: AIHW & Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services media release

Focuses on the health of Australians by documenting progress towards goals and targets for the five priority areas of cardiovascular health, cancer control, injury prevention and control, mental health, and diabetes mellitus.

ISBN 978 0 642 24716 2; Cat. no. PHE 1; Internet Only

Full publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (15K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (20K PDF)
      • Background
      • From National Health Goals and Targets to National Health Priority Areas
      • The purpose of the report
    2. Cardiovascular health (125K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Highlights
      • Priority indicators
      • Priority indicators not reported due to incomplete information
      • Strategies, initiatives and interventions
    3. Cancer control (172K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Highlights
      • Priority indicators
      • Priority indicators not reported due to incomplete information
      • Strategies, initiatives and interventions
    4. Injury prevention and control (152K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Highlights
      • Priority indicators
      • Priority indicators not reported due to incomplete information
      • Strategies, initiatives and interventions
    5. Mental health (42K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Highlights
      • Priority indicators
      • Priority indicators not reported due to incomplete information
      • Strategies, initiatives and interventions
    6. Diabetes mellitus (32K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Interim indicators
      • Strategies, initiatives and interventions
    7. Future directions (21K PDF)
      • NHPA work program
      • Mechanism to indentify future National Health Priority Areas
      • Identifying acceptable practice
      • Identifying appropriate points of intervention
      • Designing suitable indicators
      • A structure for the management of the NHPA initiative
  • End matter (113K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Report of the National Health Information Management Group Working Party on Health Outcomes Activities and Priorities, September 1996
      • Appendix 2: Prioritisation of indicators for health outcomes reporting in the National Health Priority Areas
      • Appendix 3: Data and statistical issues
    • Abbreviations
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW & Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services 1997. First report on the national health priority areas, full report. Cat. no. PHE 1. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 May 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466895>.

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