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2014

Department of Health Victoria (2014)

Koolin Balit statewide action plan: 2013 to 2015.

Melbourne: Department of Health Victoria

2012

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

World Health Organization (2004)

Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.

Geneva: World Health Organization

The global strategy on diet, physical activity and health has a primary objective to promote and protect health by guiding the development of an enabling environment for sustainable actions at individual, community, national and global levels. This in turn will lead to reduced disease and death rates related to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. These actions support the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The four main objectives of the Global strategy on diet, physical activity and health are:

  • to reduce the risk of factors for non-communicable diseases that stem from unhealthy diets and physical inactivity
  • to increase the overall awareness and understanding of the influences of diet and physical activity on health
  • to encourage the development, strengthening and implementation of global, regional, national and community policies and action plans to improve diets and increase physical activity that are sustainable, comprehensive, and actively engage all sectors, including civil society, the private sector and the media
  • to monitor scientific data and key influences on diet and physical activity, to support research and evaluation
  • strengthen the human resources needed in this domain to enhance and sustain health

The strategies actions will be based on the best available scientific evidence and the cultural context and will be implemented and monitored with WHO's support and leadership. However, a multisectoral approach that utilises the combined resources and expertise of all global stakeholders will be essential for sustained progress. Changes in patterns of diet and physical activity will be gradual, and national strategies will need a clear plan for long-term and sustained disease-preventive measures. On the other hand, changes in risk factors and in incidence of non communicable diseases may occur quite quickly when effective interventions are made. National plans should therefore also have achievable short-term and intermediate goals.

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