National Preventative Health Strategy

The Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon, launched the National Preventative Health Strategy on 1 September 2009.

The Strategy provides a blueprint for tackling the burden of chronic disease currently caused by obesity, tobacco, and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is directed at primary prevention and addresses all relevant arms of policy and all available points of leverage, in both the health and non-health sectors.

The Strategy comprises three parts: an overview; a roadmap for action; and technical papers focused on the three key areas - obesity, tobacco and alcohol.

If you have any enquiries, please email pht.secretariat@health.gov.au.

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thumbnail - National Preventative Health Strategy - Overview

National Preventative Health Strategy - Overview




thumbnail - National Preventative Health Strategy – the roadmap for action

National Preventative Health Strategy – the roadmap for action



Technical Papers


thumbnail - Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)

Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)




thumbnail - Tobacco Control in Australia: making smoking history (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)

Tobacco Control in Australia: making smoking history (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)




thumbnail - Preventing Alcohol-related harm in Australia: a window of opportunity (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)

Preventing Alcohol-related harm in Australia: a window of opportunity (including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009)






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