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Department of Health and Human Services

We aspire for all Victorians to be healthy, safe and able to lead a life they value.  We deliver policies, programs and services that support and enhance the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.

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Industry to join in public housing renewal

Interested parties are being sought to partner with the Victorian Government to redevelop outdated public housing in inner Melbourne.

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New Changing Places grants available

Local councils and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $100,000 to build new Changing Places facilities in areas where they’re needed.

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Celebrating our nurses on International Nurses Day

Today we join nurses around the world to celebrate International Nurses Day, celebrated on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

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New high level structure for DHHS

On 9 May, Secretary Kym Peake announced a new high level structure for the department that will take effect from 3 July 2017.

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New Working with Children Checks for kinship carers

Vulnerable children will be better protected under new laws requiring kinship carers to have a Working with Children Check as part of a mandatory assessment process.

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Last updated on 09/12/2016