Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System Content Review Survey

Closed 4 May 2021

Opened 7 Apr 2021


The WA Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System (HWSS) was established by the Department of Health in 2002 to monitor the health status of the general WA population. The HWSS collects data on both adults (>16 years of age), and children (<16 years of age). Any questions to collect child data are asked of the respective parent/carer in regard to the child. 

The HWSS, coordinated by the Health Survey Unit (Epidemiology Branch), provides important and timely information to support informed decision making by the Department of Health, Health Service Providers, other government agencies, academics and the NGO sector.


Why your views matter

An internal review of the HWSS is currently underway to ensure that the content of the HWSS remains relevant to current and emerging public health issues. The main outcome of this review will be a more focused and streamlined survey. In addition, the removal of non-core modules will potentially provide an opportunity to include new content material going forward.

An important step in this review is to provide stakeholders who work in public health policy, planning, research or advocacy from government and non-government organisations across WA an opportunity to comment on the HWSS survey content. This is your chance to inform the Epidemiology Branch of data that you would and wouldn't like to be included in the Health and Wellbeing Surveillance System.

Please keep in mind that although we would like to include all suggested topics, this may not be feasible due to constraints on survey length.

You are encouraged to participate in this review by completing the online consultation. Responses may be provided in an individual capacity, or on behalf of an organisation or directorate. If required, a PDF copy of this consultation is attached below to assist with preparing an organisation/directorate response.

Please feel free to share this consultation link with others in your network who may also wish to participate.

The consultation will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on responses. You can leave and return to the consultation at any time. Responses should be submitted by Friday 30 April 2021. Earlier responses are welcome.


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