A Health Lens Analysis across the South Australian Government's Seven Strategic Priorities

On 6 February 2011, the South Australian Cabinet approved seven strategic priorities, and the establishment of Cabinet Task Forces to drive their coordinated implementation.

The priorities are (PDF 3978KB):

  • creating a vibrant city
  • an affordable place to live
  • every chance for every child
  • growing advanced manufacturing
  • safe communities, healthy neighbourhoods
  • realising the benefits of the mining boom for all South Australians
  • premium food and wine from our clean environment.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing - Health in All Policies Unit, in partnership with Department of the Premier and Cabinet undertook an analysis of each priority, using a Health Lens Analysis approach, to examine where these priorities impact and/or contribute to health and wellbeing, and how they could be strengthened to achieve improved population health as well as achieve and add value to the priority’s public policy objectives.

Evidence based discussion papers were developed for each priority area. These discussion papers describe the pathways between the priority agendas and health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on major themes and opportunities for focus. The discussion papers are included as attachments to this report.

Final report

The final report (PDF 2MB) details the Health Lens Analysis processes undertaken and discusses overarching and cross cutting enablers, which emerged from the priorities.