For the purposes of the Fund:

Applicant – means any entity that applies for funding under the Flexible Fund.

Chronic Diseases - are illnesses that are prolonged in duration, do not often resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely. Chronic diseases are complex and varied in terms of their nature, how they are caused and the extent of their impact on the community. While some chronic diseases make large contributions to premature death, others contribute more to disability. Some may last indefinitely, whereas others may resolve over time. Yet many of these diseases are preventable through the modification of risk factors that contribute to their development (AIHW, 2006)1 .

Funded entity - means any entity that has been successful in receiving funding under the Fund.

Funding Approver (Approver) - means the officer or individual identified in any grant documentation as the decision maker in any process under the Fund.

Program - means a pre existing grants program that has been subject to consolidation into the Fund.

Prevention - is action to reduce or eliminate the onset, causes, complications or recurrence of ill health or injury.

Service Improvement - aims to enhance the quality and availability of health and social services to address existing problems, or to find better ways of doing things.

The Fund – means the Chronic Disease Prevention and Service Improvement Fund, as described in Section 1 of these Guidelines.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2006). Chronic Diseases and Associated Risk Factors in Australia, 2006, Canberra: AIHW, pages 1 and 2.