Chief Health Officer's Report 2018

Healthy Canberra 2018: Australian Capital Territory Chief Health Officer’s Report provides an opportunity to examine the health of Canberrans and explore potential opportunities for improvement.

Healthy Canberra 2018 has been prepared as required under Section 10 of the Public Health Act 1997. The report focuses on priority health issues that cause the greatest burden of disease, are preventable and are fundamental to good health.

Topics are presented under four themed chapters: Healthy City, Healthy Weight, Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy People. These represent the influences of our environment and our lifestyle on our health.

Healthy Canberra provides a platform for looking forward and anticipating future health challenges and opportunities.

I trust Healthy Canberra will be of interest to you. 


Dr Paul Kelly

ACT Chief Health Officer

Population Health

ACT Health


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About this report

The Chief Health Officer reports biennially on the health of the ACT population to the Minister for Health on specific health related topics.

Data presented in this report have been analysed from a range of sources including:

  • mortality and hospital records;
  • notifiable disease data, screening program and immunisation registers;
  • survey data; and
  • published statistical reports and journal articles.

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