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National strategic framework for chronic conditions: online public consultation on the second draft

Date posted: 18 May 2016

Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects. They may impact a person's individual circumstances, including their quality of life, and also have broader social and economic effects. A National strategic framework for chronic conditions is being developed as the overarching policy for the prevention and management of chronic conditions in Australia. It provides guidance for the development and implementation of policies, strategies, actions and services to address chronic conditions and improve health outcomes.

The framework will supersede the National chronic disease strategy 2005 and associated National service improvement frameworks.

The framework moves away from a disease specific approach by recognising that there are often similar underlying principles for the prevention and management of many chronic conditions. While primarily a tool for governments, the framework may also be a useful resource for the non-government sector, stakeholder organisations, local health service providers, private providers, industry and communities who advocate for and provide care and education for people with chronic conditions and their carers. 

The framework is being developed in partnership with states and territories, under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council. The project is being led by the Australian Government Department of Health.

An opportunity to provide feedback is available through an online survey running from 12 May 2016 to 22 June 2016.

Source: Australian Government Department of Health




Last updated: 19 May 2016
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