A Healthy Tasmania


A Healthy Tasmania is the Tasmanian Government's commitment to the goal of making Tasmanians the healthiest population in Australia by 2025.

The Tasmanian Government is driving a coordinated effort to promote good health and prevent chronic disease. Immediate priorities include:

  • bringing together key stakeholders
  • reviewing current services and programs
  • identifying new solutions and approaches based on evidence
  • developing a five-year strategic plan.

The Healthy Tasmania committee will drive this work and report to the Health Council of Tasmania

A Healthy Tasmania committee

The Healthy Tasmania committee will provide strategic advice and assistance to the Minister for Health on the future direction for good health and chronic disease prevention in Tasmania. The Minister has appointed committee members to:

  • inform the Tasmanian Government's A Healthy Tasmania commitment
  • guide the development of a five-year strategic plan
  • recommend the best evidence informed investment over time
  • consider the work of the former Ministerial Health and Wellbeing Advisory Council.

A Healthy Tasmania committee members

  • Dr Timothy Greenaway (Chair), Australian Medical Association (Tasmania Branch)
  • Phil Edmondson, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmania Medicare Local
  • Kate McIntyre, Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Tasmania
  • Dr Scott McKeown, Specialist Medical Advisor, representing the Minister for Health
  • Siobhan Harpur, Director/Group Head Public Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Graeme Lynch, Chair, Tasmanian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
  • Gordon Fyfe, Executive Director, Be Well 4 Work Pty Ltd
  • Lucy Byrne, Senior Project Officer (Regional Development), University of Tasmania
  • Michelle Towle, Health Promotion Coordinator, Tasmanian Health Organisation North West
  • Annette Barrett, Nurse Unit Manager, Westbury Community Health Centre
  • Don Thwaites, Mayor, Kentish Council
  • Wendy Spencer, Director, Policy Division, Department of Premier and Cabinet

For further information contact ahealthytasmania@dhhs.tas.gov.au