Project status: Complete

Have YourSay

Community consultation on the ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025 (Action Plan) was open from 8 May to 28 July 2023. It has now closed.

The focus of the community consultation was to seek feedback on how the Action Plan could better address health inequities, particularly inequities experienced by priority population groups.

People in the ACT have the highest life expectancy in Australia. However, nearly half of all Canberrans live with one or more chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers or mental health conditions. Many of these chronic diseases are preventable.

The ACT Government provides a range of health services for Canberrans. As well as providing treatment facilities like hospitals and health centres, the government also tries to keep people well so they do not need to use health services. This is called ‘prevention’.

The Healthy Canberra: ACT Preventive Health Plan 2020-2025, implemented through two 3‑year action plans, aims to prevent chronic diseases by supporting people to choose lifestyle behaviours that reduce their risk of developing preventable diseases.

This is the second evidence-based action plan and will build on the work already being delivered across the 5 priority areas of the preventive health plan. Click on each priority area to learn more about what the ACT Government is already doing:

Supporting children and families

Enabling active living

Increasing healthy eating
Reducing risky behaviours
Promoting healthy ageing

The consultation report

Your views have helped shape the ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025.

Your responses are anonymous and will help the ACT Government better understand the perspectives and needs of our community when it comes to supporting healthy lifestyle behaviours that help to prevent chronic disease.

The consultation report is available for viewing under the Document Library.