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The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) provides an independent voice addressing key risk factors of chronic disease and advocating for policy that recognises the value of prevention. Our membership is underpinned by shared risk factors for chronic diseases, including overweight and obesity, unhealthy eating, and physical inactivity.

Cancer Council Australia
Diabetes Australia
National Heart Foundation of Australia

Kidney Health Australia
Stroke Foundation


ACDPA is guided by a CEO Steering Committee, which comprises the Chief Executive Officer from each member organisation and Executive Officer. The Chair rotates among member organisations.

  • Chris Forbes (Chair) - Chief Executive Officer, Kidney Health Australia

  • Prof Tanya Buchanan – Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia

  • Justine Cain – Group Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes Australia

  • David Lloyd – Chief Executive Officer, Heart Foundation

  • Sharon McGowan – Chief Executive Officer, Stroke Foundation

  • Emma Lonsdale - ACDPA Executive Officer

Find out what motivates our Chair Chris Forbes in this 5 minute Q&A.

The ACDPA Government Relations and Communications Advisory Groups comprise representatives from all member organisations to jointly progress ACDPA's priorities around increasing prevention, risk assessment and early detection, and creating healthier environments.

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Find out about ACDPA's history

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