The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) works together to raise awareness of the enormous burden of chronic disease in Australia and highlight opportunities to create healthier food and physical environments to reduce risk factors. We also work to increase risk assessment, early detection and management of chronic disease risk.

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View recent media releases.

Sep 15, 2020

After years of trying to drum up government interest in chronic disease prevention, the past few months have sharply demonstrated the value of prevention as a tool to sustain healthy communities. ACDPA Executive Officer writes in Croakey News about what we can learn for chronic disease prevention.

Aug 09, 2020

AIHW released new analyses of chronic disease risk factors and their contribution to disease burden. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of burden, closely followed by overweight and obesity, then dietary risks.

Jul 20, 2020

Last week, Ministers agreed to new pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic drinks. This is a huge win after years of advocacy to protect the health of unborn children.

Ministers also agreed on changes to the Health Star Rating system with positive changes to governance and labelling and some smaller steps to improve calculation of star ratings and increase uptake. 

May 16, 2020

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.

Dec 10, 2019

ACDPA welcomes the new National Alcohol Strategy, which includes many policy actions to curb the impact of alcohol. However, we are disappointed that changes to alcohol taxation have already been ruled out by Government.

Nov 17, 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.

Sep 29, 2019

World leaders met in New York and adopted the first ever declaration on universal health coverage. The ACDPA Chair Sharon McGowan and Executive Officer Emma Lonsdale authored a post in Croakey to recognise the move towards #HealthForAll. 

Sep 04, 2019

During the Global Week for Action on NCDs 2 - 8 September, people around the world are united in their call for action: Enough. Our Health. Our Right. Right Now. 

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