We supply health and medical info to improve the health and well being of people and the communities they reside in. This advice is:
• Quality-assured and reliable
• locally relevant
• Easy to understand
The info on our website aims to help individuals understand and handle their health and health conditions. It doesn’t replace care given by doctors along with other qualified health professionals.
We’re fully funded by the Victorian Government, with no commercial advertising or business sponsorship.
A broad range of information
Our content reflects the broad selection of health interests and needs from the area and is based on:
• developments in medical research and practice national and state health priorities
• Emerging and present health Issues.
• Asks from Better Health Channel customers and content partners.
• Findings from evidence based research analysis of our website statistics.
Take some time to explore the characteristics of our website.
Health and medical information you can trust
We use a quality assurance and approval process to develop and review our content, including consultation and input from subject matter specialists, overview from the BHC Editorial staff and referral to other regions of the Victorian Department of Health as required. Our content partners are subject matter specialists from a broad range of reputable wellness, medical and academic organizations.
The website complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health info.
Most popular with users
Our website is among the most famous health and medical web sites in Australia with more than two million identifying visitors every month. We’ve received many awards, including being ranked the No. 1 Health and Medical site in World.
However, awards don’t mean as much to us as the regular feedback we get from our customers and content partners.
The Better Health Channel team
Info on our website is generated and maintained by a team of professional staff with expertise in writing, editing, communications and technological development. The Better Health Channel is part of the Digital Strategy and Services Unit at the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services.
How to contact the Better Health Channel
We welcome your comments about our website. Whether you’ve comment or a query, please get in touch via our Contact us page. We do our best to respond to each of e-mails promptly.