Health Priorities in Australia

13 02, 2018

Closing the Gap – 2018 Prime Ministers Report

By |2018-02-13T10:16:23+10:00February 13th, 2018|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?, What role do health care facilities and services play in achieving better health for all Australians?|Comments Off on Closing the Gap – 2018 Prime Ministers Report

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR9Hkl_y3ho&feature=youtu.beClosing the Gap is the Government funded program aimed to close the gap between health inequities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Each year, the Government releases the Prime Ministers report on this program identifying which aspects are on track to achieve the targets in the specified time and which are [...]

24 08, 2017

Principles of Social Justice

By |2017-08-24T14:01:48+10:00August 24th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Principles of Social Justice

Recently I have had a few conversations with teachers about the principles of social justice that are promoted by using the actions areas of the Ottawa Charter. The difficulty comes with the fact that the principles mentioned in Preliminary PDHPE - equity, diversity, and supportive environments - do not match up with those mentioned by [...]

8 06, 2017

Why is it important to prioritise?

By |2017-06-21T15:07:09+10:00June 8th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on Why is it important to prioritise?

Both times that there has been a HSC exam question on this topic the question has focused on "why is it important to prioritise?" and for good reason. The question "why is it important to prioritise?" really brings together the content for the dot point "identifying priority health issues". Firstly, it is important to prioritise because [...]

7 06, 2017

How do we identify priority issues for Australia’s health?

By |2017-06-09T06:58:40+10:00June 7th, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE|Comments Off on How do we identify priority issues for Australia’s health?

For Health Priorities in Australia, one of the first issues you are asked to consider is how we identify priority issues for Australia's health? This question is almost identical to the critical question "How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?" The principles of social justice, as covered in Preliminary PDHPE (see here), are: equity, diversity, [...]

2 03, 2017

Comparing Sample Answers

By |2017-03-02T06:38:33+10:00March 2nd, 2017|Articles, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?, writing|Comments Off on Comparing Sample Answers

One of the best ways for you to learn the difference between a 6/8 and an 8/8 for an exam response is to compare sample answers using the HSC standards package (see here), or, if your teacher or you would like to to have purchased one, the HSC PDHPE Exam Workbooks. By reading through and [...]

10 11, 2016

Australia’s Health 2016 – Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People

By |2016-11-10T06:00:57+10:00November 10th, 2016|Articles, Australia's Health 2016, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|Comments Off on Australia’s Health 2016 – Socioeconomically Disadvantaged People

Australia's Institute of Health and Welfare released Australia's Health 2016 earlier this year and the up-date has further confirmed the poor health statues of socioeconomically disadvantaged people. Australia's Health 2016 indicated that socioeconomically disadvantaged people were more likely to suffer illness, disability, and have a lower life expectancy. Socioeconomically disadvantaged people were 1.3 times more likely to suffer asthma, [...]

8 11, 2016

Australia’s Health 2016 – Mental Health

By |2016-11-08T06:32:36+10:00November 8th, 2016|Articles, Australia's Health 2016, Health Priorities in Australia, How are priority issues for Australia's health identified?, HSC PDHPE, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|Comments Off on Australia’s Health 2016 – Mental Health

Australian's aged 18-85 experiencing a mental health disorder in their lifetime. Continuing to look at Australia's Health 2016, this post will focus on the mental health of Australians as a major health topic and one of our priority health issues for HSC PDHPE. Australia's Health 2016 indicates that almost half of Australians will experience [...]

22 09, 2016

Australia’s Health 2016 – Cancer

By |2016-09-23T15:10:36+10:00September 22nd, 2016|Articles, Australia's Health 2016, Health Priorities in Australia, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|Comments Off on Australia’s Health 2016 – Cancer

Australia's Health 2016 identified that cancer is not the number 1 cause of death in Australia. Cancer includes a large number of cancer types and it is the combination of these that makes cancer the number 1 cause, as there are over 100 types of cancer. Although the number of new cases of cancer continues [...]

21 09, 2016

Australia’s Health 2016 – Part 1

By |2016-09-21T14:13:05+10:00September 21st, 2016|Articles, Australia's Health 2016, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, What are the priority issues for improving Australia’s health?|Comments Off on Australia’s Health 2016 – Part 1

In recent weeks the Australian institute of Health and Welfare released Australia's Health 2016. This document is the most up-to-date document on the health of Australia as a nation. This article is the first in a series to highlight some of the key things from Australia's Health 2016 that are relevant for HSC PDHPE students. First, the [...]

6 09, 2016

Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples.

By |2016-09-06T08:25:24+10:00September 6th, 2016|Articles, example, Health Priorities in Australia, HSC PDHPE, sample answer, Study Tips, What actions are needed to address Australia’s health priorities?|Comments Off on Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples.

"Explain why individuals, communities and governments should work in partnership on health promotion initiatives. Provide examples." is question 24 in the 2014 HSC PDHPE exam and is worth 8 marks. This question relates directly to Health promotion based on the 5 action areas of the Ottawa Charter and the learn to: The benefits of partnerships [...]