Key internet links on Health

Australian Government Agencies

The Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) web site provides access to information about government health policies and programs, including Medicare, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, etc.

Australia's Health Workforce Online

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC)

Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and the National Health and Hospitals Network Agreement

Immunise Australia program

Medicare Australia

National Health and Medical Research Council

YourHealth provides information on health reform proposals and implementation

International Resources

Overseas Government ministries include:

Canada: Health Canada

New Zealand: Ministry of Health

Singapore: Ministry of Health

UK: Department of Health (England) and NHS

USA: Department of Health and Human Services and National Institutes of Health

Europe: EU Health Portal

The National Guideline Clearinghouse is an American public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

OECD’s Health portal

United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN's health body.

Other Resources

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) theme pages on HealthAgeing and Disability and Carers provide links to statistical sources on these topics and its National Health Survey provides data on health status

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare publishes statistics on a wide range of health issues, including in their flagship publication Australia’s Health and on their website.

The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information sponsored by the Victorian Government. is a global registry of clinical trials maintained by the US National Library of Medicine.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of evidence based reviews on medical treatments

DRC Net online library of drug policy

Facts and figures’ provided by the Department of Health and Ageing. 

HealthInsite is a health portal sponsored by the Commonwealth.Medicare Australia provides statistics on the Medicare Benefits Schedule and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Medicare Statistics provide data on bulk billing rates

MedlinePlus is an American health portal.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Uni of NSW)

The OECD's "Health at a glance" provides data on health systems in OECD countries.

Pharmweb is the online community of pharmacy, pharmaceutical and healthcare-related professionals.

The Private Health Insurance Administration Council provides Statistics about the health insurance industry and membership.

PubMed provides access to Medline and other databases.

Ruth M Sladek's "Finding Australian Content in Healthcare" is a useful list of selected Australian internet sites.

The State Library of NSW's Health Information Service includes links to useful health resources.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are America's premier public health agency.

The WHO Clinical Trial Search Portal allows users to search for clinical trials.