Together we advocate for the long-term health and wellbeing of Australians by providing a powerful voice for those living with, or at risk of, chronic disease.
The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) brings together Cancer Council Australia, Diabetes Australia, Heart Foundation, Kidney Health Australia, Stroke Foundation, and Lung Foundation Australia.
Our advocacy is informed by the lived experiences of the chronic disease community and we draw on powerful evidence to improve outcomes and reduce the burden of chronic disease.
Increase investment in prevention to reduce chronic disease risk factors.
Promote health checks and screening to support management of risk and early detection.
Champion equity in access to treatment, support and secondary prevention to improve health outcomes.
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of disability and death in Australia. However, nearly 40% of disease burden could be prevented by addressing modifiable risk factors, as well as providing support to manage disease risk.
ACDPA focuses primarily 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.
A fresh new look for ACDPA
The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance has a fresh look with a new logo and colour scheme reflecting ACDPA's mission to improve health and wellbeing for all Australians - together. Learn More
New CVD Risk Guidelines and Calculator Launched
Health professionals can now more accurately assess and predict the risk of adults developing cardiovascular disease with new guideline and tools tailored to the Australian population.
Investing in prevention a key to health for all
UHC aims to ensure everyone has access to quality health services without financial hardship. Prevention should be on the agenda when reviewing progress and charting pathways to health for all. More