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:
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.