National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

The National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions is the overarching policy document for chronic conditions. It sets the directions and outcomes to help Australians live healthier lives through effective prevention and management of chronic conditions.


National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

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The Framework provides guidance for people developing and implementing policies, strategies, actions and services to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in Australia. It is directed at decision and policy makers at national, state and local levels.

It is a useful resource for governments, the non-government sector, stakeholder organisations, local health service providers, private providers, industry and communities that advocate for, and provide care and education for, people with chronic conditions and their carers and families.

The Framework moves away from a disease-specific approach and provides national direction that applies to a broad range of chronic conditions. It recognises that there are often similar underlying principles for the prevention and management of many chronic conditions.

The Framework was endorsed by all Health Ministers, through the COAG Health Council, in February 2017 and publicly released in May 2017.

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