A Healthy Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has the goal of making Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025.

This is an ambitious target, since Tasmanians currently experience some of the worst population health outcomes in the country, with high rates of chronic disease and health risk factors like smoking, obesity, poor nutrition, low physical activity levels, and risky alcohol consumption.

Getting a good start to life in developing healthy habits early is critical for a healthy adulthood and healthy ageing. Keeping ourselves healthier for longer and managing our risk of chronic disease is an integral part of living happy, productive and fulfilled lives.

The Minister for Health has launched the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan to give Tasmanians and their communities the information and tools they need to make positive and healthy changes to their lives.

The plan aims to help people become more aware, interested, engaged and more in control of their own health and wellbeing. It fosters community connectedness by bringing people together to support each other toward better health.

The plan was informed by the work of the Healthy Tasmania Committee of the Health Council of Tasmania

It was also informed by the feedback we received on the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan – Community Consultation Draft and a report from the Health Council of Tasmania summarising the outcomes of the public forums it hosted earlier in 2016.

Written public submissions on the Community Consultation Draft are available.

The Tasmanian Government would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute to the development of this important policy, which lays the foundation for us all to work together towards better health.

Read or download the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan

Read or download the fact sheet

Community Innovations Grants

The Healthy Tasmania Community Grants have closed and the successful projects will be announced in November 2017.

The Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants is one of 24 actions in the Healthy Tasmania five-year, whole-of-government, preventive health strategic plan.

Visit Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants for more information.

June 2017