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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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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3 November 2021

National Obesity Prevention Strategy

ACDPA supports the development of a National Obesity Prevention Strategy with a strong focus on creating healthier food and physical environments, including food labelling. Read our submission 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.​

11 October 2021

Support for public health & primary care research

ACDPA's response to the public consultation on the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Strategy and Priorities supports investment in public health and primary care research and translation into practice. Read here.

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9 November 2021

Submission to National Primary Care 10 Year Plan

ACDPA supports the recommendations to reform the Primary Care System, with a focus on reorienting the system towards prevention and supporting people to manage risk. See our response here.

6-12 September 2021

Global Week for Action on NCDs

Next week is the Global Week for Action on NCDs - or chronic disease as we call them in Australia. It's a chance for the chronic disease community to make your voice heard and demand action to prevent, treat and manage chronic disease. 

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