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Department of Health and Families annual report 2009 - 2010



Department of Health and Families annual report 2009 - 2010

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Annual report 2009-2010


Northern Territory. Department of Health and Families


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Public health; Northern Territory. Dept. of Health and Families; Periodicals; Northern Territory; Annual report

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Northern Territory Government

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Department of Health and Community Services annual report

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Department of Health annual report

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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Department Health and Families 13 Jenny Cleary Executive Director Health Services Corporate Plan Priority Action Leader for: Promoting and Protecting Health and Wellbeing and Preventing Injury Jenny has worked in various areas of public health for more than 20 years. In October 2006 she was appointed to her current role of Executive Director Health Services with the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families. The role encompasses all government health service delivery in the Territory outside of the hospital setting including remote health centres, urban community health centres, child health and wellbeing, health development and oral health, preventable chronic disease, mental health and aged and disability services. Prior to this Jenny worked in health system reform, primary health care and public health services management and policy. She played a key role in implementing the three successful remote area Northern Territory Coordinated Care Trials. Jenny has a Masters in Public Health and represents the Territory on the Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee and Chairs its Child Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee. Clare Gardiner-Barnes Executive Director NT Families and Children Corporate Plan Priority Action Leader for: Healthy Children and Young People in Safe and Strong Families Since January 2010, Clare has been the acting Executive Director, NT Families and Children and was permanently appointed to the position in June 2010. Prior to working in the Territory Clare worked for the Queensland Government within both the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Families undertaking a range of duties including: finalising and implementing the Smarter Schools National Partnership Agreements; acting in the position of Assistant Director-General, Student Services with responsibility for policy and implementation of disability services, child protection, health and wellbeing, behaviour management and students at risk; leading the implementation of the senior schooling reforms including the earning or learning policy and legislation; and information management across human service portfolio areas. Clare holds a Diploma of Teaching (Primary), Graduate Diploma of Arts (Leadership) and a Masters in Social Welfare Administration and Planning. She has a strong interest in developing effective partnerships across Government and non government agencies to better align strategy and practice.

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