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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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Early Childhood | Healthy Kids

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

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Pregnancy | Healthy Kids

Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby

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Home | Healthy Kids

“During the weekend or on holidays, our days are all out of whack

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Allergies | Tasmanian Department of Health

Health information about allergies and Department of Health (Tasmania) services for allergies including Jack Jumper ants.

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Flu (Influenza) | Tasmanian Department of Health

Flu (Influenza)

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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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Dental health for children | Tasmanian Department of Health

Learn about dental health for babies, children and teenager including how to take care of their mouth, teeth and gums and where to see a dentist in Tasmania.

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Hearing and ear health | Tasmanian Department of Health

Learn all about hearing loss. This includes signs, where to get tests in Tasmania and what to do if you think your child may have hearing loss.

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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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Immunisation | Tasmanian Department of Health

Learn about information about immunisation, vaccines and diseases preventable by immunisation in Tasmania.

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