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The health of Queenslanders is a report from the Chief Health Officer to inform Queenslanders about the health status of the population. This report is published every two years and commenced in 2006. The Queensland Government is committed to informing Queenslanders about the performance of the health system through regular reporting on the health status and burden of disease of the state's population.
With the goal to continue to improve health outcomes, information from these reports will inform and guide Queensland Health, Hospital and Health Services and other key stakeholders around service planning. In addition, these reports will be an essential source of reference for those needing quick access to health data to inform planning or to answer media or public enquiries.
These reports are intended for a wide variety of users, including population health practitioners, planners, policy analysts, researchers, students and the general public.
The fourth report of the Chief Health Officer of Queensland details progress towards good health for all Queenslanders, and highlights opportunities to improve.
The index page describes and links to each individual chapter within the 2012 report including errata for the printed report. Alternatively a summary of each chapter is available from the left hand side menu.
Download the full report The health of Queenslanders 2012 (PDF 5.7MB)
The accompanying resources (factsheets, posters and brochure) contain advice for professionals and the general public from the Chief Health Officer on healthy eating, physical activity, sun safety, blood and cholesterol level checks by a doctor, cancer screening, alcohol consumption and smoking.
For further information:
Preventive Health Unit
Chief Health Officer Branch