Project status: In progress
Community consultation on the ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025 was open from 8 May to 28 July 2023. It has now closed.
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 a series of 3‑year action plans, aims to prevent chronic diseases by supporting people to choose lifestyle behaviours that reduce their risk of developing preventable diseases.
We want to hear about what action you think government can take to reduce chronic disease in the ACT and get your input on the second ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025.
This action plan is evidence-based 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|
We will use your views to
Help shape the ACT Preventive Health Action Plan 2023-2025.
Your responses to the survey will be 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.
Listening reports and consultation outcomes will be published on this page.