The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) brings together five leading non-government health organisations to prevent chronic disease in Australia.


Cancer Council Australia, Diabetes Australia, National Heart Foundation of Australia, Kidney Health Australia, and the Stroke Foundation work together to collectively advocate for chronic disease prevention, integrated risk assessment and effective management of chronic disease risk. This includes:


  • Supporting the health system shift towards prevention

  • Creating supportive food and physical environments

  • Increasing risk assessment, early detection, and management of risk.

Chronic diseases are Australia’s greatest health challenge, and leading cause of illness, disability and death. However, much burden could be prevented by addressing modifiable risk factors and providing support to manage disease risk.


ACDPA focuses on risk factors where there has been limited progress, such as overweight & obesity, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. We have a supporting role for other major risk factors, such as tobacco, alcohol, high blood pressure, and mental ill health.

Chronic disease and COVID-19

It is important to keep managing chronic conditions during this time. Medical care is available for life-threatening emergencies and life-sustaining treatments. 

Our member helplines have specially trained staff to help answer questions about chronic diseases, vaccination and COVID-19.

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3 May 2022


ACDPA is calling on the government to:

  • Invest in Prevention &

  • Fund National Strategies

 to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in Australia. Read our election platform to


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2 March 2022

ACDPA welcomes new Chair

ACDPA welcomes a new Chair this week, as Chris Forbes, CEO Kidney Health Australia, steps into the role and we farewell outgoing Chair Sharon McGowan after 3.5 years as ACDPA Chair.

Read more here.​

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1 April 2022

Response to the Budget 2022-23

Yet again, the budget falls short on prevention and continues to prioritise disease management and treatment at the expense of prevention and population health.

Read our response to the Budget 2022 here.

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6 January 2022

5 tips to boost your health and save money in 2022

After the rush of celebrations and shopping in December, health groups have come together to offer some tips to boost your health and bank balance in the New Year.

See five tips to improve health and save money here.​

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7 March 2022

New Obesity Strategy

The 10-year National Obesity Strategy was released last week on World Obesity Day.

Obesity is a leading risk factor for chronic conditions, and changes to our food & physical environments are crucial.

Read more here.​

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13 December 2021

Health groups welcome National Prevention Strategy

ACDPA welcomed the release of the National Preventive Health Strategy and particularly its targets and aims to increase spending on prevention and reduce chronic disease risk factors by 2030. Read more here.​

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