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Health

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 2018-2021

The Logan City Environmental Health Plan 2018-2021 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 61 KB) were developed to provide a level of consistency, transparency and accountability.

Sharps

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.

Immunisation

Logan City Council recognises that immunisation is one of the most important and cost-effective public health interventions in history. Immunisation is a simple, safe and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain vaccine preventable diseases. Council is committed to delivering community-based immunisation services to contribute to national goals of achieving and maintaining a vaccination rate of 95%.

The Immunisation Strategy 2018-2021 (PDF 86 KB) sets out how immunisation services will continue to be provided over this period. It will address 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.