NSW youth health framework 2017-24The 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.​​

Current as at: Thursday 6 July 2017