1.2 Identify the health needs of individuals within different population groups and develop evidence based health care support and interventions, with a focus on prevention, health promotion, self-care and intervention. Individuals within different population groups will require different types of support from the health system. Risk varies among population groups according to a range of factors including age, sex, cultural background, geographical location, socio-economic status, past experience and family history, in addition to lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol use, exercise and diet.
1.4 Recognising the importance of a child’s formative years – including the health and wellbeing of their parents, care during pregnancy, and early childhood development – develop integrated packages of services and support that maximise the opportunity for lifelong health and wellbeing. While key aspects of ante and post natal care and preventative health care are provided through general practices, including health checks and immunisations, a range of other early childhood services contribute to improved early childhood health, for example, home visiting, parent education and breast feeding support. Schools also have a valuable role in teaching young children about their health and establishing healthier lifestyle habits.
3.2 Target known lifestyle-related health risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, sun exposure, smoking, physical inactivity, poor diet and nutrition, and unsafe sexual practices