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 prevention, integrated risk assessment and effective management of chronic disease risk. This includes:


  • Improving nutrition     

  • Increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviour     

  • Reducing unhealthy weight at a population level     

  • Increasing health checks

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.

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 and COVID-19.


Jul 22, 2020

Australians are being urged not to ignore their long-term risk of chronic disease during COVID-19, as a new report highlights overweight and obesity as a major risk factor affecting two in three Australian adults.

Jul 20, 2020

Last week, Ministers agreed to new pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic drinks. This is a huge win after years of advocacy to protect the health of unborn children.

Ministers also agreed on changes to the Health Star Rating system with positive changes to governance and labelling and some smaller steps to improve calculation of star ratings and increase uptake. 

Jun 13, 2020

ACDPA supports a stronger approach to sugars and sodium in the Health Star Rating calculator, as well as increased uptake of the star rating on products. We recommend that implementation of changes start from October 2020.

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