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This is achieved through developing and administering public health legislation, education, community action, promotion of healthy lifestyles, prevention of disease and injury and monitoring and managing environmental health risks to ensure clean water, sanitation and a safe food supply.
SA Health develops policy and administers public health legislation in collaboration with government agencies, local government, industry and professional organisations.
To find out more about public and environmental health and communicable disease control visit the Public Health website. This website contains information on the following topics:
Resources for health professionals on the Highly Specialised Drugs Program (HSDP), Community Pharmacy Public Sector Clozapine Program, other section 100 drug supply programs and the Emergency and Life-saving Drugs Register.
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The State of Public and Environmental Health Report for South Australia 2010-11
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Public Health Act 2011
South Australian Public Health Act 2011 - a modernised, flexible legislative framework for responding to new public health challenges
All Public Health Alerts and Public Health Information notifications issued by SA Health
Public health statistics
Statisical information on public health issues including notifiable diseases and Port Pirie children’s blood lead levels
How to stay healthy in the heat
Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather and heatwaves.
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