Key messages

  • Your Health 2010 helped inform policy about areas of need, existing initiatives and emerging issues in Victoria.
  • This report focuses on the domains of health status and the determinants of health only.

Your Health: The Chief Health Officer’s report 2010 is the third publication in a series of biennial reports that provide a comprehensive picture of the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

It has been developed to meet the requirements of Section 21(c) of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and covers the period to December 2009.

New structure to 2010 report

As in the 2005 and 2007 editions, this report provides information on the general health status of Victorians and the determinants of health. But it is structured differently to reflect the National Health Performance Framework 2009, which incorporates new health themes and indicators across a wide range of health dimensions.

National Health Performance Framework 2009

The National Health Performance Framework 2009 forms the basis for the structure of the 2010 report. It was selected as an appropriate structure because it provides a comprehensive overview of health for reporting purposes.

The framework encompasses domains for health status and the determinants of health, as well as a third domain that focuses on health-system interventions that influence health status and the determinants of health, both for individuals and at the population level.

This report focuses on the domains of health status and the determinants of health only.

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