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Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supports the executive and statutory roles of the Tasmanian Minister for Health, Minister for Children and Minister for Human Services, as well as monitoring the performance of the Tasmanian public health system, through the services delivered by the three Tasmanian Health Organisations.

Vision

High quality, safe services for the people of Tasmania when they need them, so they can live well and live longer.

Mission

To design and implement a sustainable, people-focused health and human services system which supports individuals and communities to be active partners in the management of their own health and wellbeing.

Services

DHHS is the largest of all the Tasmanian State Government agencies. They are responsible for managing and delivering integrated services that maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of Tasmanians and the Tasmanian community as a whole.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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Infectious Diseases | Public Health

Notifiable diseases are those with a significance for public health and must by law be reported to the Director of Public Health

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Free flu vaccination for children aged six months to less than five years | Flu Tas

Children less than five years of age are more likely to get severe flu infections

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School Aged Children | Healthy Kids

Make healthy choices a normal part of every day in your family and your community

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Welcome to Oral Health Services Tasmania | Oral Health

Oral Health Services Tasmania provides dental and denture services for all eligible Tasmanian adults (i

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Home | Meningococcal

The state-funded meningococcal ACWY immunisation program has now ended, with meningococcal ACWY vaccine now provided under the National Immunisation Program

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Pregnancy | Healthy Kids

Eating well and taking care with food safety when pregnant, helps keep you and your baby healthy

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Home | Population Screening and Cancer Prevention

Population Screening and Cancer Prevention is an important part of the healthcare pathway, reducing cancer mortality and morbidity through screening, early detection, community engagement and health promotion

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Looking for information on healthy eating and physical activity? | Move Well Eat Well

Please note: some of the suggestions on this website may not be suitable at this time due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

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Home | Healthy Kids

We know parents want to give their child the best start around food and nutrition

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Early Childhood | Healthy Kids

What children eat is important in helping them grow healthy and strong

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