Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns)
Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns) works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders including the Communicable Diseases Branch in Brisbane; other health services including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services; government departments; local governments; non-government agencies; research institutions and local communities.
Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns) is distinguished from other roles within the health system by its focus on the health and well-being of populations, rather than individuals. TPHS (Cairns) focuses on:
- Protecting health
- Preventing disease and illness.
Tropical Public Health Services (Cairns) provides public health services and support across Far North Queensland to the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and the Torres Cape Hospital and Health Service.
Communicable Disease Control
Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Program
North Queensland Syphilis Surveillance Service
Support and advice for clinicians in diagnosis and management of syphilis cases.
North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STI Action Plan
Surveillance of communicable diseases and tracking of outbreaks as well as the provision of data and statistics on various aspects of public health.
Population Diversity Profiles
Population diversity profiles (PDF 1812 kB) are available for the Cairns and Hinterland HHS and for seven planning regions within the HHS.
The profiles include estimated resident populations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations, socioeconomic status, country of birth, language spoken at home, proficiency in spoken English, ancestry and religious affiliation.