A key element of national health reform is early intervention and prevention to take pressure off other parts of the health system.
The Commonwealth is tackling lifestyle related issues that cause chronic disease. The Government’s investment in prevention includes initiatives to tackle the rising burden of obesity, tobacco and alcohol consumption, support people to adopt healthier lifestyles and educate Australians about the risks of chronic disease.
The establishment of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) in January 2011 will assist all governments in tackling the increasingly complex challenges associated with preventing chronic disease.
- Reducing the incidence of smoking
- Plain packaging legislation passes through Parliament
- Proposed new tobacco graphic health warnings
- National Health Reform Agreement
- National Health Reform Progress and Delivery
The establishment of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) in January 2011 will assist all governments in tackling the increasingly complex challenges associated with preventing chronic disease. ANPHA operates the Swap It campaign (to address obesity) and the National Tobacco Campaign.
National Health Reform Progress and DeliveryView the National Health Reform Progress and Delivery report.
The Tobacco Plain Packaging Information Kit provides practical information on the responsibilities and obligations of retailers and other suppliers of tobacco products under the new Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011.
eHealth.gov.au is your gateway to Australia's personally controlled electronic health record system, linking you to information about eHealth records and the system itself. Visit www.ehealth.gov.au
On 20 April 2012, the Prime Minister and Minister Butler unveiled a comprehensive package of reforms to build a better, fairer, more sustainable and more nationally consistent aged care system.