- Information Management
- National Health Reform
- Population Health
- Service Reform
The health of populations is largely influenced by factors outside the health system. Despite significant advances in healthcare, rates of poor health and chronic disease continue to rise alongside socioeconomic inequalities, often clustered in communities.
To improve population health outcomes, the root causes of poor health must be identified and addressed. These may be environmental, economic, political, social, cultural and behavioural. Given the complexity of such factors, population health planning requires collaboration between all levels of government, and across sectors, industries and communities.
The VHA has developed a Population Health Toolbox to guide services through this process. Our toolbox resources below outline the steps and principles of population health planning.
The Planning Steps – the six key steps and practical considerations for implementation of population health planning. References, key reports, case studies, national and international tools are provided.
- Step 1: Creating the Leadership Team
- Step 2: Analyse the Planning Context
- Step 3: Identify and Prioritse the Issues
- Step 4: Identify and Prioritise Actions
- Step 5: Take Action
- Step 6: Evaluate the Outcomes
Guiding Principles – the six building blocks of the planning process. These principles are also referenced in the planning steps to demonstrate how they are applied. It may be helpful for new users to begin with the 'guiding principles' for a broader understanding.
- Building Capability
- Social Determinants
- Valuing Equity
- Working with Community
Policy & Publications
Victorian Budget Submission 2017-18
The VHA has made a submission to the Andrews Government's 2017-18 budget process.07 March 2017Read More
Inquiry into End of Life Choices
The Victorian Parliament's Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee final report from the Inquiry into end of life choices was released on 9 June.16 June 2016Read More
2016-17 Commonwealth Budget Submission
The VHA's submission to the 2016-17 Commonwealth budget provides recommendations to support and drive public healthcare.05 February 2016Read More
2015-16 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook
VHA summary of the 2015-16 Mid-Year Fiscal and Economic Outlook.16 December 2015Read More
Health 2040 submission
The VHA has submitted a response to the Victorian Government's Health 2040 discussion paper, which sought feedback to shape the future of Victoria's health sector.30 October 2015Read More
Inquiry into End of Life Choices
The VHA's response to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices. In our submission, the VHA makes seven recommendations to improve end of life care for Victorians.01 September 2015Read More
Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan
The VHA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of the 2015-2019 Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (the Plan)01 July 2015Read More
Victorian State Budget Submission 2015-16
VHA submission to the Andrews Victorian Government's first budget process.12 March 2015Read More
Victorian Public Hospital Audits 2014-1526 February 2015Read More
Population Health Definitions18 March 2010Read More