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National Chronic Disease Strategy

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 16/03/2011 11:12

The national chronic disease strategy provides an overarching framework of national direction for improving chronic disease prevention and care across Australia. It is a nationally agreed agenda to encourage coordinated action in response to the growing impact of chronic disease on the health of Australians and the health care system.

Australian Health Minister Conference (AHMC). National Chronic Disease Strategy. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2005. Available at: http://health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/pq-ncds




The strategy and frameworks were intended to guide policy development and service improvement and direct the development and implementation of action plans tailored to meet local requirements within each jurisdiction.

Themes common to the strategy, frameworks and blueprint include:

  • an emphasis on health promotion, prevention and monitoring population trends in the risk factors for chronic disease
  • supporting integrated service provision and multidisciplinary care
  • promoting and supporting self-management within the health system
  • progressing mechanisms to improve quality of care and
  • improving access to chronic disease prevention and care services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other under-serviced population groups.

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Australian Goverment Departament of Age and Aging Organization