State of preventive health 2013 launched

The Australian Government has released the State of Preventive Health 2013 Report, a comprehensive overview of the current health challenges facing Australians in relation to chronic disease. It highlights the substantial leadership and effort that is underway in Australia to reduce the key risk factors for chronic disease, including obesity and physical inactivity, tobacco use and the harmful use of alcohol.

Feature Articles include :

*Professor Chris Baggoley : The challenge of chronic disease - a Chief Medical Officer's perspective
*Pat Anderson: Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
*Stephanie Alexander : Growing, cooking, eating and enjoying good food
*Mayor Felicity-Ann Lewis: Local government's role in prevention
*The Hon Justice Annabelle Bennett: Prevention of chronic disease creating evidence for action
*Associate Professor Leslie E Bolitho : Improving access to specialist care in the community

There are also a large number of case studies (including several from Indigenous settings), as well as statistical figures and tables.

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