The establishment of Wellbeing SA, as a new agency separate to the Department for Health and Wellbeing, is an exciting step towards a significant and renewed focus on prevention in South Australia. Wellbeing SA has a long-term vision to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.
Using a population health approach, Wellbeing SA will lead community-wide action on the determinants and risk factors of good health and wellbeing and models for care in the community.
Wellbeing SA will work across the disease continuum in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention to lead the system change required to support health and wellbeing and embed prevention across the life course. This will mean a significant change from a system that focuses on treating people when they become unwell, to one that is based on promoting wellbeing, preventing ill health and supporting people to maintain wellbeing and lead healthier lives.
Find out more about Wellbeing SA's work on the Wellbeing SA website.