Chronic diseases such as cardiovascular health, dementia and diabetes have major long-term impacts on individuals, their families and their communities. The growing burden of chronic disease in Australia threatens to overwhelm the health budget, the capacity of health services and the health workforce. More than one-third of that burden is preventable or can be reduced through effective, evidence-based changes to policy.

Our work is guided by preventive health principles developed by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, and endorsed by more than 50 of Australia’s leading health organisations.

Key contacts: 
Melinda Craike
Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health
Rosemary Calder
Health Policy Expert, Mitchell Institute