Office of the Chief Health Officer

The Office of the Chief Health Officer is one of the public health divisions.

The functions of this office include:

  • fulfilling legislative responsibilities pursuant to the Public Health Act 2016 (external site) and related Acts
  • advising the Director General and Minister for Health on public health matters and emerging issues
  • providing strategic and operational direction for public health services in WA Health 
  • monitoring trends in population health status in WA representing Western Australia on national committees, including Australian Health Protection Principal Committee 
  • engaging with, and establishing strong relationships with major public health stakeholders external to the WA Health Department 
  • managing the human and financial resources within the Public Health Division in order to gain maximum health benefits.