Director of Public Health

Director of Public Health

The Director of Public Health:

  • directs statewide public health policy and programs
  • provides strategic and operational direction for public health services in Tasmania
  • advises the Minister for Health on public health matters and emerging issues
  • monitors population health trends
  • fulfils legislative responsibilities under the Public Health Act 1997 and other Acts
  • represents Tasmania on national committees like the Australian Health Protection Committee and the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • maintains strong working relationships with major public health stakeholders inside and outside of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Acting Director of Public Health is Dr Mark Veitch.

April 2015