Australian Health Policy Collaboration – An innovative Australian think tank working to improve health and reduce preventable chronic disease. – https://www.vu.edu.au/australian-health-policy-collaboration
CAS is proud to be a collaborating organisation within the Australian Health Policy Collaboration.
AHPC is an innovative Australian think tank working to improve health and reduce preventable chronic disease in Australia. We work to inform and influence public policy and its practice with the aim of improving the health of Australians, in particular those in socio-economically disadvantaged communities.
Led by Rosemary Calder, one of Australia’s most experienced health policy experts, AHPC’s team of health professionals and researchers are dedicated to making a difference to the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
Chronic diseases are the biggest health challenge of the 21st century. The AHPC chronic disease program was designed to help facilitate strategic opportunities for governments, public health, community and industry to work together to meet this challenge.
We lead a national collaborative accountability and action project which is based on the WHO’s noncommunicable disease global action plan.
In 2015 we worked with collaborating organizations and experts to develop chronic disease prevention and reduction targets for Australia and in 2016 we released the first national report card – Australia’s Health Tracker – measuring progress against the targets. This national project was supported by our signatories as listed on our Statement of Commitment. In 2018 the national collaboration is reviewing both the targets and indicators to again measure progress towards the 2025 targets.
Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker Report Card 2018 can be viewed at https://www.vu.edu.au/sites/default/files/australias-mental-and-physical-health-tracker-report-card.pdf