Promoting a Healthy Australia
Promoting a Healthy Australia (the Australian National Preventive Health Agency) is committed to improving health outcomes for all Australians.
In partnership with the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments, the Agency is driving the national capacity for change and innovation around preventive health policies and programs.
The Agency’s establishment was a key recommendation of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission and the National Preventive Health Taskforce to strengthen Australia’s investment in preventive health and help turn the tide on the rising prevalence of preventable chronic diseases.
The Agency supports the development and implementation of evidence-based approaches to preventive health initiatives targeting obesity, harmful alcohol consumption and tobacco.
Major campaigns, initiatives and programs currently being undertaken by the Agency include:
- The National Tobacco Campaign
- The National Binge Drinking Strategy
- Shape Up Australia
- The National Preventive Health Awards
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