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Monday, 27 February 2012
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Preventive Health

(Question No.716)


Mr Dutton asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 3 November 2011:

In respect of programs (a) 1.1 Prevention, early detection and service improvement:

(b) 1.3 Drug strategy, (c) 1.6 Public health, and (d) Australian National Preventive Health Agency's 1.1 Preventive Health, what is the (i) projected departmental and administered expenditure for each initiative, measure or activity within each program over the forward estimates, and (ii) objective of each initiative, measure or activity within each program.


Ms Plibersek: The answer to the honourable member's question asked of the former Minister for Health and Ageing is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) (i) Projected departmental & administered expenditure

(a) (ii) Objectives of each measure

BRET Long Name

Branch

BRE No.

Program

Outcome

2011-12

$000

2012-13

$000

2013-14

$000

2014-15

$000

2015-16

$000

Program Initiative

Early Detection of Bowel Cancer

CPC

BRE196

0.1.1 - Prevention Early detection and Service Improvement

1

26,471

27,913

28,499

29,536

30,127

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from bowel cancer, through early detection of cancers and pre-cancerous conditions. In the 2011/12 Budget, the Australian Government committed funding of $138.7 million over four years to continue Phase Two of the Program in its current form. During this period up to 3.7 million people turning 50, 55 and 65 years of age will be offered the opportunity to undergo free bowel cancer screening using a faecal occult blood test under the continuation of the Program

COAG Diabetes grants

CDB

BRE465

0.1.1 - Prevention Early detection and Service Improvement

1

3,000

-

-

-

-

The COAG Diabetes grants Programs (PT2DP) delivers lifestyle modification programs to 40-49 years olds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 15 to 54 years at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Programs ceases on 30 June 2012.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Grants

CDB

BRE740

0.1.1 - Prevention Early detection and Service Improvement

1

59,902

66,300

70,794

55,814

56,930

The objective of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund is to support targeted action related to chronic disease prevention and service improvement, particularly within the primary care and community sectors to:

- Reduce the incidence of preventable mortality and morbidity;


- Maximise the wellbeing and quality of life of individuals affected by
chronic disease from initial diagnosis to end of life;

- Reduce the pressure on the health and hospital system including aged care; and


- Support evidence-based best practice in the prevention, detection, treatment and management of chronic disease.

Administered Total for Program Group 1.1

 

 

 

 

89,373

94,213

99,293

85,350

87,057

 

Departmental Total for Program Group 1.1*

 

 

 

 

21,403

19,498

19,467

18,783

Forward

year 4 Departmental figures not available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) (i) Projected departmental & administered expenditure 

(b) (ii) Objectives of each measure

BRET Long Name

Branch

BRE No.

Program

Outcome

2011-12

$000

2012-13

$000

2013-14

$000

2014-15

$000

2015-16

$000

Program Initiative

Tobacco plain packaging

TCT

BRE005

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

606

-

-

-

-

Development of policy measures relating to the Plain Packaging of tobacco products.

IPH Drug Strategy

TCT

BRE344

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

2,000

2,002

2,000

2,616

2,668

Fund research, policy development and projects relating to National Tobacco Control measures.

National Binge Drinking Initiative

DSB

BRE532

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

6,958

2,163

-

-

-

The National Binge Drinking Strategy comprises practical measures to help reduce alcohol misuse and binge drinking among young Australians.

Indigenous Tobacco

TCT

BRE544

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

3,586

-

-

-

-

In March 2008, the Government launched the Indigenous Tobacco Control Initiative (ITCI), with funding of $14.5 million over four years to June 2011-12. Under this initiative, 18 organisations around Australia are trialing and evaluating innovative approaches to smoking prevention and cessation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Reinvigorating National Tobacco Strategy

TCT

BRE673

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

2,530

-

-

-

-

Develop new National Tobacco Strategy and fund projects to reinforce implementation.

Substance Misuse Prevention and Service Improvement Grants

DSB

BRE736

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

16,352

22,835

23,191

23,653

24,126

To support prevention of substance misuse and to promote service improvement within the drug and alcohol and related sectors.

NIDS-NGO Drug Treatment Services

MHDTD

BRE085

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

40,135

40,938

41,676

42,467

43,274

To provide funding to the non-government drug and alcohol sector to deliver treatment services and build the sector's capacity to effectively address and treat coinciding mental illness and substance abuse.

Substance Misuse Service Delivery Grants

MHDTD

BRE737

0.1.3 - Drug Strategy

1

131,346

137,979

142,498

147,639

150,739

To promote and support drug and alcohol treatment services across Australia to build capacity and to effectively identify and treat coinciding mental illness and substance misuse.

Administered Total for Program Group 1.3

 

 

 

 

203,513

205,917

209,365

216,375

220,807

 

Departmental Total for Program Group 1.3*

 

 

 

 

26,962

24,562

24,522

23,660

Forward year 4 Departmental figures not available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) (i) Projected departmental & administered expenditure 

(c) (ii) Objectives of each measure

BRET Long Name

Branch

BRE No.

Program

Outcome

2011-12

$000

2012-13

$000

2013-14

$000

2014-15

$000

2015-16

$000

Program Initiative

NPH Public Health

HSP

BRE347

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

297

308

233

207

211

Australian Government's contribution to the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) cost-shared budget.

Stephanie Alexander

HLB

BRE535

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

3,200

-

-

-

-

The Program teaches primary school students (years three to six) how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh food in the belief that this approach will provide a better chance of positively influencing children’s food choices.

Industry Partnership

HLB

BRE598

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

350

250

-

-

-

The Industry Partnership is an initiative under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health. It seeks to facilitate collaborative, voluntary engagement between government and the food, fitness and weight management sectors to reduce the burden of chronic disease by making healthier choices easy, affordable and sustainable.

Healthy Workers

HLB

BRE600

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

1,400

1,000

1,050

1,250

-

The Healthy Workers initiative is one of three settings based programs under the NPAPH. The objectives of the Commonwealth component of the initiative includes $5.2 million to develop ‘soft infrastructure’ to support the implementation of state and territory activities. This infrastructure includes the Joint Statement of Commitment: Promoting Good Health at Work, a portal and toolkit for employers, national awards for best practice in workplace health programs and a quality framework for health promotion programs in workplaces.

Health Risk Survey

HSP

BRE601

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

3,750

3,750

-

-

-

Funds from the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health to expand the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey to include a biomedical component, representative Indigenous sample and children aged two years and above.

Healthy Communities

HLB

BRE603

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

2,800

2,806

-

-

-

As part of the HCI, funding has been provided to six not-for-profit organisations to help ensure that proven and sustainable programs aimed at improving healthy lifestyles are available nationally, including to communities receiving LGA Grants. In addition, a registration portal for healthy lifestyle programs and service providers utilised under the Healthy Communities Initiative is being developed to ensure that programs are of an appropriate standard and quality, delivered by appropriately skilled persons, risk managed (to avoid adverse events), monitored and accountable for results. An evaluation of the Healthy Communities Initiative is being undertaken.

Preventative Health Agency

FMU

BRE604

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

500

100

-

-

-

 

Healthy Communities Local Government Areas

HLB

BRE670

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

25,793

26,283

-

-

-

The HCI provides a targeted, progressive roll out of community-based healthy lifestyle programs that facilitate increased access to physical activity, healthy eating and healthy weight programs and activities for disadvantaged adults predominantly not in the paid workforce. Up to 92 local government councils will receive funding to implement a range of healthy lifestyle programs for the target audience.

Osbourne Division of GP Obesity Program

HLB

BRE672

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

56

-

-

-

-

Funding is for the delivery of the Healthy Families for Happy Futures program in the Perth area, which aims to assist overweight children and their families adopt positive lifestyle behaviours conducive to a healthy body weight.

Health Social Surveys Fund

HSP

BRE728

0.1.6 - Public Health

1

8,313

8,292

7,559

7,674

7,815

The Health Social Surveys Fund provides funding for the conduct of health social surveys, including the 2011-2013 Australian Health Survey, the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health. The key health objective of the Fund is to provide data to support the evidence base for the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy.

Administered Total for Program Group 1.6

 

 

 

 

46,459

42,789

8,842

9,131

8,026

 

Departmental Total for Program Group 1.6*

 

 

 

 

10,284

9,369

9,353

9,025

Forward year 4 Departmental figures not available

 

* Projected departmental figures do not solely pertain to Population Health Division program support. The projected amounts represent the cost of supporting programs by multiple divisions (including PHD), which administer programs within the relevant program group, within the Department. These figures are inclusive of corporate overheads.