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Leading health groups urge action on chronic disease as new data reveals impact of COVID-19

7 July 2022

Leading health groups are urging the Federal Government to invest in actions to support healthy eating and active living as part of the National Preventive Health Strategy, as a new AIHW report Australia's Health 2022 highlights high rates of overweight and obesity as an ongoing concern.

5 tips to boost health and save money in 2022

6 January 2022

After the rush of celebrations and shopping in December, health groups have come together to offer some tips to boost your health and bank balance in the New Year.

Health groups welcome National Preventive Health Strategy

13 December 2021

ACDPA welcomed the release of the National Preventive Health Strategy and particularly its targets and aims to increase spending on prevention and reduce chronic disease risk factors by 2030.

Public health and consumer organisations call for food regulatory reform to put the health of Australians and New Zealanders first

8 June 2021

Public health and consumer organisations are calling for the Australian Government to prioritise the health of Australians and New Zealanders as they consider reforms to our food regulatory system.

New analysis prompts calls for greater investment in chronic disease

13 May 2021

New data analysis by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows the devastating effects of living with two or more chronic conditions, prompting renewed calls by health groups for Government commitment to tackle chronic disease.

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.

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