The Strategy aims to help Australians improve their health at all stages of life, through early intervention, better information and targeting modifiable risk factors, and the broader causes of poor health.
At its core, the Strategy will provide clear and measurable proposals to empower Australians to take a proactive approach to their health and wellbeing.
The Strategy is a key plank of Australia's Long Term National Health Plan and will complement a range of national strategies and frameworks.
The National Preventive Health Strategy will have a key focus on four key elements:
1. Cancer and chronic disease population screening (current and emerging opportunities)
3. Nutrition and obesity
4. Public education and research
Furthermore, the Morrison Government has committed to reducing Australia’s smoking rates below 10 per cent by 2025.
The Expert Steering Committee, chaired by Health Department Deputy Secretary Dr Lisa Studdert, includes experts across the public health, research and health promotion fields.
In the coming months, a wider consultation process with broader health experts, key stakeholders and consumers will ensure their views are heard and included in the development of the strategy.
The committee will hold its first roundtable on September 26.
Further information on future roundtables will be announced shortly.
Representatives of the Expert Steering Committee
Public Health Association of Australia
Australian Health Policy Collaboration
Co-Chairs of Canberra Health Summit (Collaboration of Chronic Disease Groups)
Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
Health & Biosecurity, CSIRO
Healthy Male Australia
Jean Hailes-for Women’s Health
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
National Rural Health Alliance
Cancer Council Australia
Australian National University National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health
National Drug Research Institute
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
Allied Health Professionals Australia
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Health Issues Centre – Consumer voices for better healthcare