Planning, Population Health and Equity

The Directorate is one of the main providers of planning, population health programs and services in the region, employing approximately 200 staff. These services and programs are designed to help people stay healthy and reduce disparities in health outcomes. The Directorate’s work is focused on engaging and co-producing with the most disadvantaged and priority population groups in the community and collaborating with other service providers and stakeholders to achieve these goals.

The Directorate’s efforts are built around six key domains which include:

  • Protecting and promoting community health and wellbeing across the life course with a focus on disadvantaged populations and lower socio-economic localities;
  • Forging partnerships and inter-sectoral action between population health and primary health care and hospitals, other government and non-government agencies, universities, private industry and the local community to deliver improved health outcomes; and giving priority to populations most at risk of ill health.
  • Systematic surveillance and analysis of population health data and epidemiology, clinical data and other sources of population health information from other agencies, and undertaking community needs assessments and asset mapping to determine community needs, resources and strengths within local neighbourhoods and localities.
  • Improving systems of care through strengthening the role of prevention within the health care system.
  • Employing multi-strategic and integrated approaches to maximise health outcomes for the local community.
  • Guiding, managing and evaluating the development of district-wide strategies and plans that aim to lead to sustainable improvements in health outcomes for the community as well as individuals who require access to specialist care in our hospitals.
Non Government Organisations (NGO)
Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Coordination Unit PO Box 3029, Wollongong NSW 2500  4254 2746 
HIV and Related Programs
HIV & Related Programs Level 1, 301 Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010 9382 8612
HIV Outreach Team 301 Forbes Street Darlinghurst 2010 02 9382 8666
Health Promotion Service
Health Promotion Service 301 Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, 2010, NSW 02 9382 8635
Public Health Unit
Public Health
Strategy and Planning Unit
Strategy and Planning Unit Level 4, District Services, Sutherland Hospital 02 9540 8118
Community Partnership Unit
Community Partnerships The Albion Centre, 349 Crown Street, Surry Hills 9332 9725
Falls Prevention
Falls Prevention Program - District Level 4 Executive Unit, Sutherland Hospital,NSW 9540 8873
HIV/Sexual Health Services
Short Street Centre Short Street, St George Hospital Kogarah 2217 9113 2742
Sydney Sexual Health Centre Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000 02 9382 7440
The Albion Centre 150 Albion Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia 9332 9600