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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:

  1. Cancer Council Australia
  2. Diabetes Australia
  3. Kidney Health Australia
  4. National Heart Foundation of Australia
  5. The National Stroke Foundation

Our aims

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.

Current Chair

Professor Sanchia Aranda
Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Australia


Emma Lonsdale
ACDPA Executive Officer
Level 14, 477 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Position statements

Submissions and papers

Media releases

This page was last updated on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016