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Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance
About the ACDPA
The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) is an alliance of five non-government health organisations who are working together in the primary prevention of chronic disease, with particular emphasis on the shared risk factors of poor nutrition, physical inactivity, overweight and obesity and their social determinants.
The members of the ACDPA are:
- Cancer Council Australia
- Diabetes Australia
- Kidney Health Australia
- National Heart Foundation of Australia
- The National Stroke Foundation
To develop evidence-based recommendations and initiatives that will contribute to the prevention of chronic disease and to provide leadership and a strong unified advocacy voice for the prevention of chronic disease.
- Make evidence-based recommendations on priorities for action in the prevention of chronic disease to government.
- Develop initiatives contributing to the prevention of chronic disease, which may be best achieved through the collaborative work of ACDPA members, while complementing the activities of member organisations.
- Work cooperatively with government and members of parliament at all levels, including the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, and State/Territory Departments of Health in the development and implementation of programs for the prevention of chronic disease.
- Work co-operatively with other organisations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, which are active in the field of chronic disease prevention, as appropriate.
Professor Greg Johnson
Chief Executive Officer, Diabetes Australia
ACDPA Executive Officer
570 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: 0422 422 142
- Nutrition Labelling on Restaurant Menus
- Alcohol and Chronic Disease Prevention
- Alcohol Pricing and Taxation
- Marketing and Promotion of Alcohol
- Health information and warning labels on alcohol
- Alcohol Supply
Submissions and papers
- National Food Plan Submission
- Submission to Our Cities – Building a productive, sustainable future
- Election priorities 2010
- Submission to food labelling review - May 2010
- National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission
- National Preventative Health Task Force
- Australian Government Discussion Paper: Towards a National Primary Health Care Strategy
- Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: Inquiry into Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising
- Australian Communications and Media Authority on the revised draft of the Childrens’ Television Standards
- Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs: Inquiry into the impact of the tax on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages
- Food Regulation Standing Committee Consultation Paper on Front of Pack Labelling
- Consensus statement on front of pack food labelling
- Draft National Food Plan seriously undercooked: ‘recipe for ongoing obesity’ say health groups (6 September 2012)
The Government’s draft National Food Plan puts business before health while millions of Australians risk eating themselves to an earlier death than past generations, according to leading public health organisations meeting in Canberra today.
- Chronic disease groups concerned by ministers’ decision (Friday 20 July 2012)
Today's decision by food and health ministers to allow the food industry to claim health benefits on foods, with no independent verification is of great concern to chronic disease groups.
- Health and consumer alliance sends unified message to govt: clear food labelling a key to healthier Australia. (Monday 26 March 2012)
Australians are only likely to make informed, healthy choices about buying packaged foods if a clear and simple, interpretive front-of-pack labelling system is introduced.
- UN summit marks the beginning of global action on chronic diseases (19 September 2011)
This week’s historic United Nations summit on non-communicable diseases must mark the beginning of concerted and sustained global action to combat the rapid rise of major chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, kidney disease and chronic respiratory disease, leading Australian chronic disease groups said today.
- Health groups welcome commitment to tackle chronic disease across Pacific (9 September 2011)
Leading Australian and international health groups have welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that it will increase its assistance to tackle chronic diseases across the Pacific.
- Time to stop industry's self regulation charade on unhealthy food ads to kids (27 June 2011)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups are calling for mandatory restrictions on unhealthy food advertising to children to be introduced without delay in the wake of evidence that industry self-regulation has failed to reduce children’s exposure to unhealthy fast food advertising.
- Disadvantaged kids nearly twice as likely to be overweight or obese (21 June 2011)
Leading chronic disease groups are calling for more decisive action on obesity following the release of a chronic disease report card showing Australia’s disadvantaged children are nearly twice as likely to be overweight or obese as our least disadvantaged children.
- Medical research needs to be protected
Australia's leading chronic disease organisations have today called on the Australian Government to protect, not plunder, its investment in medical reasearch, following suggestions that funding for National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRCC) program could be cut in the upcoming Federal Budget.
- Health experts urge Australian Government to address the 35m global death toll from chronic disease each year (2 March 2011)
In the lead-up to the first United Nations health summit in 10 years, Australian health experts are calling on the Australian Government to take a leading role in the global campaign to reduce the growing burden of chronic diseases on the world’s population.
- Health groups refute industry claims on unhealthy food ads to kids (19 January 2011)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups are calling on the Australian government to introduce mandatory restrictions on unhealthy food advertisements to children, rejecting today’s claims from the food industry that its voluntary restrictions on advertising to children are working.
- Chronic disease death toll requires urgent investment in prevention (17 December 2010)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups are calling on the government to ramp up its investment in preventive health following a report highlighting that three out of five premature deaths in Australia caused by chronic disease could be prevented.
- Time for national roll out of nutrition labelling on fast food menus (8 November 2010)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups are calling for mandatory nutrition labelling on fast food menus to be rolled out across Australia following the announcement that NSW will follow Victoria’s lead and legislate to require fast food outlets to display the kilojoule value of food and drinks on their menus.
- Time to get moving on preventive health agency (25 October 2010)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups are calling on all sides of politics to support legislation to establish Australia’s first national preventive health agency which is up for debate again tomorrow (26 October 2010) after being stalled in parliament for an entire year.
- Investing in prevention can save costs as well as improve health (8 September 2010)
Australia's largest disease prevention groups are calling on the returned Gillard government to ramp up investment in preventive health following the release today of a cost-effectiveness study demonstrating that enourmous health gains and cost savings could be achieved.
- Australia must lead push for global action on chronic disease (1 September 2010)
A group of Australian health organizations attending this week's UN conference on
global health in Melbourne have called on the next Federal Government to help lead the global campaign to get chronic disease on the United Nation's health agenda.
- Obesity strategy must be top priority for future health of Australians (3 August 2010)
Australia’s next government must address our obesity epidemic or pay the price in higher rates of chronic disease and surging healthcare costs.
- Fast food menu labelling sets pace for action on obesity (30 June 2010)
Australia’s largest disease prevention groups have congratulated the Victorian Government on its decision to introduce nutrition labelling on fast food menus.
- Prevention part of the cure for a better health system (22 March 2010)
“What will be done about chronic disease prevention?” This is a crucial question that must be addressed by the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader in their health reform debate according to Australia’s largest disease prevention groups.
- New study highlights need to boost chronic disease prevention (March 2010)
The nation’s largest independent disease prevention groups have called on the government to implement a comprehensive national obesity strategy following the release of a new study showing that obesity and overweight costs Australians $21 billion a year plus $35.6 billion dollars in government subsidies.
- Government must put the health of Australians first in tackling obesity (1 September 2009)
A comprehensive plan to tackle Australia’s burgeoning obesity problem has been welcomed by the nation’s largest independent disease prevention groups as crucial to curbing rising rates of chronic disease and protecting the future health and wellbeing of all Australians.
- Report adds weight to need for comprehensive obesity strategy ( 2 June, 2009)
A report into the implications of obesity for the Australian health system has been welcomed by the nation’s largest independent disease prevention groups as adding further support to calls to urgently implement a comprehensive national obesity strategy.
- Time for action on Australia’s growing weight problem (11 May, 2009)
The nation’s largest independent disease prevention groups have called for immediate and serious action to control Australia’s growing weight problem following the release of new data showing 62% of Australians adults are now overweight or obese.
- Kids’ weight, poor nutrition, add to chronic disease burden (8/8/2008)
New research showing nearly one in four Australian children are overweight or obese highlights the need for the Government to take urgent action to avert a future legacy of escalating rates of chronic disease, according to an alliance of five non-government health organisations.
- ‘Up front’ nutrition labelling will aid healthier choices (26 March, 2009)
Food labelling must carry clearer front-of-pack information to help Australia’s increasingly overweight population make healthier food choices, the nation’s largest independent disease prevention groups said today.
- Campaign measures up (16 October, 2008)
A new government campaign encouraging people to make simple lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of chronic disease has been applauded by the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance as a major investment in the future health of Australians
- Don’t close door on restricting junk food ads to kids (8 October, 2008)
The Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance has expressed its disappointment that the Senate Inquiry into a bill introduced by the Greens to protect kids from junk food advertising has recommended that the bill not be passed.
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