Council aims to improve health in Logan by responding to local public health needs, identifying how services can be better accessed by the community and engaging the community in decision-making on health needs and services.
Logan City Environmental Health Plan 2014-2017
The Logan City Environmental Health Plan 2014-2017 is a strategic document that identifies the environmental health priorities for Logan City Council for the next three years. The plan defines key directions, strategies and actions for Council that will contribute to a positive public health and environmental health outcomes for our community. The plan was developed in consultation with various internal branches within Council. The plan reflects Council's strengths in the operations as well as opportunities for improvement.
The Environmental Health Program is committed to achieving the objectives of this Plan, while continually monitoring and improving performance.
Environmental Health Service Standards
The Environmental Health Program is committed to providing our customers and the community with the highest quality of service and standards possible. The Environmental Health Service Standards (PDF 38 KB) were developed to provide a level of consistency, transparency and accountability.
Community sharps are considered to be those needles, syringes and lancets used by members of the community for the administration of medication, drugs and supplements, or for the testing of specific physiological parameters such as blood sugar levels.
The Community Sharps Management Strategy (PDF 540 KB) was developed to provide an integrated approach to managing sharps in Logan, that meets community expectation, facilitates community partnership, provides supportive disposal options and that complies with state and federal government policy and legislation.
The formulation of this plan provides Logan with an opportunity to facilitate innovative and responsive approaches to reducing the risks associated with inappropriate discarded sharps, and build community capacity by providing appropriate information to better inform the community and to alleviate any unnecessary level of anxiety from misconceptions.
Logan City's children have one of the lowest immunisation rates in the state. Latest immunisation data show that about 80% of the city's six year olds are fully immunised, which is well below the national target of 95%. Epidemiological data confirms that the suburbs of Kingston, Logan Central, Slacks Creek, Underwood and Woodridge are among the suburbs of greatest concern. One in four children living in these suburbs faces a higher risk of contracting vaccine preventable diseases.
The Immunisation Blueprint 2013-2015 addresses the city's low immunisation levels by delivering immunisation services to areas identified with the highest need and to groups that do not traditionally access health care services.
Fact sheets, video clips and resources about safe food handling, storage and preparation.
Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting against certain diseases. Find out more about Council's immunisation clinics and vaccines available.
'It's Fun Being a Kid' is an online training program developed especially for kids. The interactive scenes are a fun and easy way for kids to learn how to properly wash their hands.
Live Well Logan delivers a wide variety of free and low cost physical activities and healthy living programs for everyone to enjoy.
Sharps are objects or devices having sharp points or cutting edges that are capable of causing a penetrating injury. Find out more about sharps disposal bins and handling sharps.