The NSW Youth Health Framework 2017-24 (PD2017_019) supports NSW Health to consider the health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 to 24 years when planning and delivering services.
The Framework supports:
- holistic healthcare that supports young people as partners in their own care
- targeted health promotion and early intervention that is focused on prevention and harm minimisation
- timely access to appropriate healthcare and youth-friendly services
- person-centred, integrated care and transition support for young people with complex needs, including chronic illness and disability
- service models that respond to the needs of vulnerable young people at higher risk of poor health
- workforce capacity to provide responsive care to young people that promotes safety, welfare and wellbeing
- consumer participation in health by young people
- monitoring and improvement of health services for young people.
Local health districts and specialty health networks will have a plan and set priorities for implementing the Framework. They will report against this plan as requested. The Health and Social Policy Branch supports implementation of the Framework across NSW.