State Public Health Plan

The State Public Health Plan 2019-2024 (PDF 1MB), establishes a new and aspirational vision for a healthy, liveable and connected community for all South Australians. This vision is supported by four strategic priorities, under the headings of the public health approaches of promote, protect, prevent and progress.

The Plan provides a framework to work together to take early action to protect health, prevent illness and promote physical and mental health and wellbeing for all South Australians.


The Plans priorities are:

  • Promote: Build stronger communities and healthier environments
  • Protect: Protect against public and environmental health risks and respond to climate change
  • Prevent: Prevent chronic disease, communicable disease and injury
  • Progress: Strengthen the systems that support public health and wellbeing.

The actions outlined in the Plan under these priorities are a combination of progressing ongoing and essential foundational services as well as new work focusing on the priorities and identified public health risks and opportunities.


The State Public Health Plan 2019-2024 (PDF 1MB) is the second State Public Health Plan and meets the requirements of Section 50 of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011. The Plan has been developed after several rounds of consultation with hundreds of public health partners and builds on the strong foundation and achievements of the inaugural Plan, with the objects and principles of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011 at its core.

The summary of the State Public Health Plan (PDF 478KB) provides an overview of the Plan.

Further information

For further information please email or telephone (08) 8226 6171.