All Victorians have the right to experience optimal health and wellbeing. Victoria's health system is for everyone in our community.

The Department of Health & Human Services works to reduce health inequality though programs and initiatives that promote access to high-quality health care for all Victorians.

The Community Health Program prioritises access for population groups that:

  • experience poorer overall health outcomes
  • have barriers to accessing adequate healthcare
  • are economically or socially disadvantaged
  • have complex care needs or health conditions.

The Community Health Program prioritises the following vulnerable populations:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people with an intellectual disability
  • refugees and people seeking asylum
  • people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • people with a serious mental illness
  • children in out-of-home care.