Opinion pieces

ACDPA members use opinion pieces to highlight the need for chronic disease prevention, risk assessment and early detection and to share the experiences of people living with chronic disease.


Recent opinion pieces:

Australia - the healthy country? (in Partyline by National Rural Health Alliance)

18 December 2020 

A decade ago, the Australian Government released a roadmap for prevention. At the end of 2020, it is worth asking “how healthy are we?” 

Learning from the lived experience of chronic disease during COVID-19 (in Health Voices by Consumers Health Forum)

19 November 2020

The views, voices and experiences of people with lived experience of disease should be at the heart of health system reform after COVID-19.

After years of waiting for action on chronic disease prevention, COVID-19 provides an opportunity (in Croakey)

16 September 2020

Our experience with COVID-19 makes a strong case for prevention and early detection. What can we learn for chronic disease prevention?

Prevention - turning hindsight into foresight (in Health Voices by Consumers Health Forum)

17 May 2020

Prevention is often overlooked and undervalued. But COVID-19 has brought prevention squarely back into the spotlight. 

#HealthForAll as world leaders adopt historic pledge on universal coverage (in Croakey)

30 September 2019

As global leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Leaders Week, universal health coverage was a key topic amongst leaders, with a high-level meeting to drive action towards affordable, quality healthcare for all. 

What will it take to step up global action on chronic diseases? (in Croakey)

16 October 2018

In late 2018, world leaders came together at a High-level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the UN General Assembly in New York. NCDs (or chronic diseases) account for 71 percent of premature deaths worldwide. But the leading preventable causes of death worldwide haven’t quite made it to the top of the geopolitical priority list. 

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