Taking Preventative Action
1.3 Phased Approch to Implementation of Recommendations
The report proposes a phased approach to the implementation of recommended action. The first phase of four years sets in place the urgent priority actions. The second phase builds on these actions, learning from new research and the experiences of program implementation and trials carried out in the first phase. The third phase ensures long-term sustained action, again based on lessons from the first two phases. This phased approach recognises that it is not possible, or appropriate, to initiate all actions which could lead to preventative health gains in the short-term. The report also puts forward a number of recommendations relating to the infrastructure required to develop policies and programs which would support all phases of implementation. This includes the establishment of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency, social marketing, building the evidence (eg research), and monitoring and evaluating progress (eg surveillance and data).
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