Media releases

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World Mental Health Day provides a timely reminder to tap into physical and mental health

10 October 2020

ACDPA and Equally Well Alliance are urging people to check in with their mental and physical health and reconnect with their healthcare teams. 

Chronic disease risk factors a ticking time bomb

23 July 2020

Australians are being urged not to ignore their long-term risk of chronic disease during COVID-19, as a new report highlights overweight and obesity as a major risk factor affecting two in three Australian adults.

Don't wait until it's too late

9 April 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.

Public health and consumer response to Health Stars

18 November 2019

Leading public health and consumer groups welcome the outcomes of the Ministerial Forum as an important step in concluding the Health Star Rating (HSR) System Five Year Review.

First steps for prevention

19 September 2019

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance welcomes the first steps for the National Preventive Health Strategy, with the Federal government's announcement of the Expert Steering Committee today.

Welcome changes to food labelling

20 August 2019

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance welcomes the recent decisions to improve food labelling and provide clear and simple health information on food and drinks.

Health groups support Labor commitment on prevention

3 May 2019

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance welcomes the recent Federal Labor announcement, if elected, of a $115.6 million investment in a healthier Australia.

Some positive announcements, but more investment in prevention needed

9 April 2019

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance has welcomed last week’s Budget statement and announcements by both the Government and the Opposition to invest in chronic disease treatment and care, while calling on the major parties to commit to more action on prevention in the upcoming election campaign

Health groups welcome cross-party commitment on health checks

24 February 2019

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance welcomes cross-party support for a Medicare item to prevent and manage vascular disease - heart, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. 

New data highlights social inequalities in chronic disease

1 February 2019

New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that the gap between the lowest and highest socioeconomic groups continues to widen for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Protect our children - chronic disease groups support calls to restrict junk food advertising

6 December 2018

Junk food advertising to children urgently needs to be better regulated. That’s a recommendation from the Senate report on obesity, released last night, and a message that the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance strongly supports. 

Health groups welcome government commitment to develop a national obesity strategy

16 October 2018

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance welcomes the recent COAG Health Council commitment to develop a national obesity strategy. The announcement comes a day after World Obesity Day, when obesity was recognised as a significant global issue requiring urgent action by governments.

Australia must lead on UN plan to cut chronic disease deaths by one-third by 2030

25 September 2018

Health groups are urging the Australian Government to step up its commitment to chronic disease prevention, as world leaders prepare for a UN High-level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) this week.

Australia should lift its disease prevention game before stepping on world stage, say health groups

19 June 2018

The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance is calling on all parliamentarians to support a range of measures to reduce the burden of preventable chronic disease, at a special forum in Parliament House today.

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