A snapshot of priority populations in Tasmania including an overview of health data and information.

Primary Health Tasmania have produced a new resource giving an overview of health data and information related to priority population groups.

The Snapshot of Priority Populations in Tasmania has a page of health data and information on each of the following groups of people, who sometimes have different health needs to the rest of the population:

  • older people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • LGBTIQA+ people
  • people who are homeless
  • people living with a disability.

About Primary Health Tasmania: Assessing need and determining local priorities is a key part of Primary Health Tasmania’s work. They do this by collating and analysing data, including through their annual needs assessment activities. PHT consult experts – including service providers and consumers – so that the analysis is well informed when making decisions on how to use finite resources in a way that will have the best impact and outcome for those with the greatest need. A range of statistics, insights and other information is collated to provide an evidence base for improvement activities.

The Tasmanian Context: Tasmania is home to a regionally dispersed population of over 560,000 people and socioeconomic disadvantage is prevalent across the state. Access to health care is problematic for many – particularly for people with a disability, older Tasmanians, those people experiencing homelessness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+ people, and people who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This resource will:

  • Support the understanding of healthcare providers, communities, system partners, and consumers about current population-specific health data and information.
  • Highlights activity that Primary Health Tasmania is involved in to support these priority populations and…
  • Includes links to useful resources and information about the social care and health needs of these groups.

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