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.

ACDPA News

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 media release.

ACDPA response to National Prevention Strategy

ACDPA's response to the National Prevention Strategy highlights the importance of risk assessment and early detection. Read submission.

COVID-19 demonstrates the value of prevention 

Our experience with COVID-19 makes a strong case for prevention and early detection. ACDPA Executive Officer writes in Croakey News about what we can learn for chronic disease prevention.

Quicklinks
Cancer Council Australia logo- ACDPA
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Kidney Health Australia logo - ACDPA
Stroke Foundation logo - ACDPA

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