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

May 12, 2020

Prevention - turning hindsight into foresight

​Prevention is often overlooked and undervalued. But COVID-19 has brought prevention squarely back into the spotlight. ACDPA Chair Sharon McGowan authored a recent article on prevention in the Consumers Health Forum e-journal Health Voices.

Apr 06, 2020

World Health Day offers a timely reminder to say thank you to our health workers.

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and right now we are reminded that nurses are critical to keep the health system running and provide the necessary support for patients.

Apr 08, 2020

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) is concerned some people are overlooking their existing chronic conditions and even failing to call triple zero (000) for an ambulance in an immediate life-threatening emergency. 

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