The Health of
Preventing chronic disease is critical to maintaining and improving the health of Queenslanders. Monitoring is also essential to ensure Queensland Health is making a difference and can continue to plan and set targets. This is the focus of The Health of Queenslanders 2008: Prevention of Chronic Disease - the second in a series of two-yearly reports from Queensland's Chief Health Officer to inform the community about their health.
Chronic disease is one of the current and growing challenges for both the Queensland and Australian health systems - it is placing health systems under significant and unprecedented pressure that cannot be sustained. There is an urgent need to reduce the burden on the health system by reducing the prevalence of chronic disease and continue to increase the quality of life for Queenslanders.
The Queensland Government's 2020 vision of Toward Q2: Tomorrow's Queensland includes a vision to make Queenslanders Australia's healthiest people and this report will help inform health professionals and the community working for better health outcomes.
A supporting brochure with tips and facts about healthy lifestyle choices is also available.
Additional copies of report and brochure
Hard copies of the report and brochure are available from the Population Epidemiology Section of the Division of the Chief Health Officer.
Availability of high resolution graphs and tables for download
High resolution versions of all graphs and tables found in the report are available for download from this website by clicking on the graph/table.
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