Preventive health

Almost half of all Australians have health conditions that could be prevented. Find out what we’re doing to provide supportive and healthier environments that protect Australians from disease and injury.

About preventive health

Find out what we’re doing to help Australians become and stay healthy.

Population health studies

See a list of population health studies we fund to inform policy.

Research funding

Learn about the research we fund to reduce chronic and complex conditions.

Population health data

Read about the health data we hold and use to develop policy.

Did you know?

13.8% of adults

were daily smokers in 2017–18

1 in 2

Australians have at least 1 of 8 common chronic conditions

1 in 2

adults don't meet the physical activity guidelines

Latest resources

Latest resources

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Fiona’s story – Promoting breast screening in my community

Fiona Millard encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to have a breast screen. She talks about the van that is used to provide screening services in remote areas.
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National Cervical Screening Program – Video – How to take your own cervical screening test sample – Easy read

This video is for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. It explains how to take your own cervical screening test sample if self-collection is chosen as a screening option for a cervical screening test.
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Top 3 questions – Monkeypox

Hear Doctor Lucas De Toca, COVID-19 Primary Care Response First Assistant Secretary, talk about Monkeypox.
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National Cervical Screening Program – How to take your own Cervical Screening Test sample

This video explains how to take your own cervical screening test sample if self-collection is chosen as a screening option for a cervical screening test.