Mitchell Institute is facilitating development of a set of targets and indicators to measure and track the prevention and management of chronic diseases in Australia.

Using criteria described in this paper, Mitchell Institute will work with health stakeholders from the public and non‐government sectors to review the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases targets and indicators and consider suitable alternatives where necessary. The WHO 25 x 25 targets are a key set of measures for Australia to assess and draw from, however, national measures must be tailored to the Australian context.

The work Mitchell Institute are doing on chronic disease policies for Australia, outlined in this paper, takes a broader approach to chronic diseases, including for example, mental illness.

This paper should be read in conjunction with the technical paper Suitability of the WHO 25 x 25 chronic disease targets and indicators for Australia, for which it provides context and background.