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.

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World Obesity Day
4 March 2021

We are presenting alongside a great line-up of speakers at the World Obesity Day 2021 event organised by the Obesity Collective. Register now.

Learning from lived experiences in COVID-19 

The views and voices of people with chronic disease should be at the heart of discussions to improve our health system. See our article in Consumers Health Forum online journal

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Aspirations for the food system

Poor nutrition and obesity are leading causes of chronic disease. ACDPA recommends that public health should be a priority issue in the review of our food system. See our submission.

Review of Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 

ACDPA supports a broader definition of 'public health protection' in the Food Standards Act to address the long-term effects of unhealthy diets and improve population health. Read submission.

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Australia - the healthy country?

A decade ago, the Government released a roadmap for prevention. At the end of 2020, it is worth asking "how healthy are we?" See our article in Rural Health Alliance's online magazine

World Mental Health Day 

Mental and physical health are linked. World Mental Health Day offers a timely reminder to check in with mental and physical health. Read about mental and physical health.

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