Education as part of health

Education is one of the social determinants affecting health outcomes on the North Coast. The NSW Department of Education is a member of the North Coast Collective.

Healthy North Coast is incorporating education questions within its 2021-22 local health needs assessment. Results will inform education infrastructure investment on the North Coast.

One such example is the ‘health and wellbeing alliance’ initiative. Using NCC decision support software such as SDM and optimisation, data and evidence based decisions can support significant government investment and as a result on an ongoing basis, measure outcomes attained from investment.