Population Health

Population Health works to protect and promote the health of the local population. We recognise that many personal, local and global factors affect health and illness. Our services work with partners to deliver a comprehensive range of high quality, evidence-based health programs to the population living in Sydney Local Health District. Ultimately, Population Health strives to achieve equity of health status and health service utilisation across the population.

"The social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These circumstances are shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels. The social determinants of health are mostly responsible for health inequities - the unfair and avoidable differences in health status seen within and between countries."
World Health Organisation

Health Promotion Unit
The Health Promotion Unit develops, implements and evaluates community-based programs that improve and maintain population health and reduce inequalities in health outcomes. By working in partnership, the Health Promotion Unit will continue to deliver evidence - based and evidence building health promotion programs with the communities of SLHD.

HIV & Related Programs Unit
The HIV & Related Programs (HARP) Unit supports Sydney Local Health District to implement the NSW HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Strategies in response to local needs. The HARP Unit provides strategic oversight, planning, performance monitoring and business support to SLHD clinical and health promotion services. The NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015 works towards the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW by 2020.

Diversity Hub
The Diversity Programs and Strategy Hub (Diversity Hub) was established within Population Health as part of Sydney Local Health District's commitment to improving the health of our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The Diversity Hub brings together the content expertise, skill sets and community connections of a range of key services including the Cultural Support Program, the state-wide Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) and the Multicultural Health Service (MHS).

Interpreter Service
SHCIS provides professional health care interpreting services for patients and health care providers, interpreting services in hospitals and community based locations, and in the homes of our patients. SHCIS is managed by Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Community Health (CH)..