Public health services
Public health is about promoting health and wellbeing, preventing illness and protecting communities from hazards in the environment.
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:
A collection of information is available on food, food safety and nutrition. See the below:
General food information, including:
- healthy eating advice
- how to keep food safe
- additives and food labelling
- initiatives and programs
- food allergies and intolerances
- health eating information
- starting a food business and food inspections
- skills and knowledge
- food partnerships
- the laws that apply to selling food
- food safety programs and audits
Communicable disease control
Information about prevention, diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, notifiable disease list and information, infection control and hand hygiene.
Download Notifiable Disease Form (PDF 81KB)
Resources for immunisation providers, program documents, immunisation calculator, schedules, vaccine safety, vaccine preventable diseases.
Resources for health professionals, health care associated infection, infection control information for the public, hand hygiene and wash, wipe cover information.
Drugs and poisons
Resources on drugs, poisons and pesticides licensing, fees, toxicology, scientific services, exposure to hazardous chemicals, contaminated sites.
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.