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

Resources

Resources

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program – Lifesaver brochure

This brochure provides information about the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, including why it’s important to do the test, who should do the test, what the test looks for and the symptoms of bowel cancer. It also provides contact details for getting more information.