Learn about chronic conditions
Find out what chronic conditions are and where to find more information about them.
Take action on your risk factors
You can take action to prevent, manage or treat chronic conditions. Find out how.
See our chronic conditions initiatives
Our initiatives can help you prevent or manage chronic conditions in your life.
Find out what we’re doing about chronic conditions
We support activities dealing with many types of chronic conditions.
National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions
This framework 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.
In Australia, 8 common chronic conditions contribute to
of the burden of disease
of deaths (based on underlying or associated causes of death)
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Australia's Health 2018, section 3.3, page 3. The 8 conditions are arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and mental health conditions.