This week, the government announced a new scheme that is designed to help people get informed about their own health.
The scheme, called Healthy Start, will be rolled out in all areas of the country by the end of the year.
It is a partnership between the Department of Health and the Health Care Service Union (HCTU), the union representing health professionals.
It aims to provide information on a range of topics including the links between diseases and health, the benefits of vaccination, the health of the population and other information to make it easier for people to make informed choices about how to live.
The government is also launching an online course to help enrolment processes, including how to apply for a private health insurance scheme, which will cost about $3,000.
“This is the government’s way of making sure that people have a voice in their own healthcare decisions,” says Helen McNeil, HCTU’s national secretary.
“It’s a great opportunity for people who may be in the middle of a crisis to get information about what’s happening and the services available.”
There are people who are in pain and can’t afford to go to the GP.
We want to give them the information they need.
“To be eligible for the scheme, you will need to have a medical condition, such as cancer, or a family history of cancer, that is at a higher risk.
The government also wants to give people the information to choose their preferred provider, including where to get a referral to a specialist.”
The HCTUB is working closely with the Department for Health to ensure that this information is shared appropriately and in an appropriate way,” a spokesperson for the department said.
The new scheme is not the only health information initiative the government is launching this week.
It also announced a $20 million funding package to support community and voluntary organisations in delivering local and regional health information, including health-related information for the homeless.”
If you’re struggling to make a health decision, or just want to get in touch with the community, we want to make sure they know that there are resources to support them,” Dr Susan Kober, a senior public health officer with the Health and Social Care Information Centre, said.”
And we want them to know how to get the information and make the best decisions for themselves.
“So we are investing more in the information that’s available and we want the public to be able to make decisions about how they want to spend that information.”
We want to encourage people to be aware of the health information available, to make an informed decision and to share that information with the rest of their family and friends.
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