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, vaccination and COVID-19.

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National Preventive Health Strategy

ACDPA strongly supports a new prevention strategy and increasing investment in prevention to 5% of the health budget. See our response to the public consultation.

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World Obesity Day
4 March 2021

We joined a great line-up of speakers for World Obesity Day 2021 to talk about chronic disease riskIf you missed it, the recordings are now available online.


Step by step - getting back on track after COVID-19

2020 brought a pandemic and new challenges for people with chronic conditions. Now, each step towards looking after our health is one step closer to getting back on track. Read article.

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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.

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The rising tide of chronic disease

We joined a panel discussion to consider opportunities & challenges for chronic disease management & prevention in primary care. Watch now or read the transcript here.

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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

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