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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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19 November 2020

While chronic diseases continue in COVID-19, the health system must learn from peoples' experiences 

The views, voices and experiences of people with lived experience of disease should be at the heart of health  system reform after COVID-19. Read our article in the Consumers Health Forum e-journal.

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28 September 2020

ACDPA response to National Prevention Strategy

ACDPA's response to the National Prevention Strategy highlights the importance of risk assessment and early detection. Read submission.

23 July 2020

Chronic disease risk factors are a ticking time bomb

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. See media release.

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7 April 2020

World Health Day 2020. Thank you!

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. Read blog.

16 November 2020

Review of FSANZ Act is a chance for greater public health protection

ACDPA supports a broader definition of 'public health protection' in the Food Standards Act to address the long-term effects of unhealthy diets and improve population health. Read submission.

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16 September 2020

COVID-19 demonstrates the value of prevention & early detection

Our experience with COVID-19 makes a strong case for prevention and early detection. ACDPA Executive Officer writes in Croakey News about what we can learn for chronic disease prevention.

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21 July 2020

A big win and some small steps for labelling

Food Ministers recently agreed to new pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic drinks. This is a huge win after years of advocacy. At the same time, Ministers agreed on changes to the Health Star Rating system with improvements to governance but not enough to address sugar and salt in the calculator. Read more.

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9 April 2020

Don't wait until it is too late

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. Read more.

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10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day - a timely reminder to check physical and mental health

ACDPA and Equally Well Alliance are urging people to reconnect with their healthcare teams to keep track of physical and mental health. Read media release.

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10 August 2020

Poor diet still a leading cause of disease

New AIHW analyses on the leading cause of chronic disease burden, including tobacco, obesity and unhealthy diets. Read more.

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17 May 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.

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