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

NORDR – Act on behalf fact sheet

The National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry allows physicians to nominate agents that can act on their behalf to update the National Registry. This document describes the process for inviting someone to act on behalf of a physician and what happens when an invitation has been accepted.

The Way Back Support Services Evaluation – Final evaluation report appendices

A sequential list of supplemental information to accompany The Way Back Support Services Final Evaluation Report.

The Way Back Support Services Evaluation – Final evaluation report

This report details how well The Way Back Support Service was being delivered, participant experiences and outcomes, and what contributes to recovery after a suicide attempt or crisis, for whom and how.

Endometriosis Progress Report 2023

The Australian Government is taking active steps to address the significant burden that endometriosis is placing on Australian women. Since the release of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis in July 2018 several projects including research opportunities have been successfully implemented.