The importance of self care

| July 23, 2015
GAP Taskforce Self Care Report

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley, has launched a report of the GAP Taskforce on the role of health literacy and responsible self care in improving public health outcomes and reducing government expenditure.

It outlines the pressures and opportunities facing Australia’s health system. The report offers self care and improved health literacy as a ‘win-win’  solution delivering better outcomes and lower costs for consumers, health professionals and the Federal Budget.

The GAP Taskforce on Self Care is a cross-disciplinary group brought together in 2014 by public policy institute Global Access Partners to examine the potential of self care to improve individual and public health outcomes and play a greater role in health policy.