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Australian Health Protection Principal Committee

Health and Aged Care
The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) provides advice and recommendations to the Australian Health Ministerial Advisory Council and National Cabinet on: - health protection matters to mitigate emerging health threats related to infectious diseases, the environment, natural disasters, and disasters related to human endeavour in a context of prevention; - national health protection priorities and are coordination of resources to address these priorities; - coordination of emergency operational activity in health responses to disasters, and health protection issues of national significance; - enabling the development and adoption by states and territories of national health protection policies, guidelines, and standards; - providing strategic direction to, and supporting the work of the Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN), the Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA), Environmental Health Standing Committee (enHealth), the National Health Emergency Management Standing Committee (NHEMS), and the Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Standing Committee (BBVSS); - consulting and negotiating with other relevant agencies and committees, including the Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee and other Principal Committees, on the development of national public health emergency planning, coordination and control, antimicrobial resistance, communicable disease, environmental health and other health protection priorities and strategies; - promoting the alignment of jurisdictional strategic plans and activities with agreed national priorities; - considering the role of the AHPPC in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes; and - overseeing national activities that strengthen health protection infrastructure and capacity nationally. Secretariat support is provide by the Department of Health and Aged Care (Australian Government).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    G. Ministerial Councils and Related Bodies including those Established by the COAG

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  • Classification

    B. Secondary

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