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Prevention & early detection

Prevention and early detection

We work to prevent the development of chronic disease, partnering with alliance members to encourage healthier food choices through better food labelling, increased physical activity, better programs and more active living spaces, and through targeted campaigns against things like high salt, high sugar and tobacco use. 

We work to encourage early detection of kidney disease through new and improved health checks, such as the Integrated Health Check – something we are calling for with Diabetes Australia, the Heart Foundation and the Stroke Foundation.

We also work to highlight the need for more attention and investment in tackling chronic kidney disease in Australia's national strategies, funding and partnerships, as well as through professional education of the medical and clinical community. 

Further information about recent announcements on health policy can be found in Media.

Kidney Health Australia Alliance Partners

National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance  (NVDPA) 
Comprises of Kidney Health Australia, Diabetes Australia, the Heart Foundation and the Stroke Foundation. Learn more about this partnership here.

Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (ACDPA) 
Learn more about this partnership here.

Find out more about our other health alliance partners here.

SUBMISSIONS

NVDPA - Primary Health Care Advisory Group submission.
September 2015
This document outlines the NVDPA submission to the Primary Care Review, and argues the need for a comprehensive Integrated Health Check in Primary Care.

You can read the full submission here.

NVDPA - Submission to the Standing Committee on Health inquiry into best practice in chronic disease prevention and management in Primary Health Care. 
August 2015
The NVDPA welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Standing Committee on Health Inquiry into Best Practice in Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Health Care. This paper presents an integrated approach to detect and prevent vascular and related diseases in Australian general (medical) practice. Its key feature is to move away from disease specific detection in primary care to an integrated approach which recognises the interaction between these diseases and their risk factors.

You can read this submission here.

ACDPA - Response to the Australian Government’s Re:think Tax discussion paper.
June 2015

The ACDPA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Government’s Re:think Tax Discussion Paper. ACDPA’s interest in this review relates to the potential impact of changes to the taxation system on the nutritional and physical activity behaviour of the population, and the consequent long-term health outcomes for Australia. 

You can read this submission here.

NVDPA  - Submission to Australian National Diabetes Strategy.
May 2015
The NVDPA have put in a submission to the Federal Government’s draft Diabetes Strategy outlining the need for an integrated health check to improve early detection of vascular disease.

You an read this submission here.

NVDPA - Quality Practice Incentives Program - Development of a quality-focused PIP to address prevention of vascular and related diseases. 
September 2014
This paper presents a submission from the NVDPA on an integrated approach to detect and prevent vascular and related diseases in Australian general (medical) practice. Its key feature is to move away from disease specific detection to an integrated approach which recognises the interaction between these diseases and their risk factors.

You can read this submission here.

Kidney Health Australia submissions to the Federal review of Medicare Locals.
December 2013 

This submission outlines Kidney Health Australia’s submission to the Federal Government’s Review of Medicare Locals, including outlining the important role of awareness and education regarding kidney disease at the primary care level. 

You can read this submission here.

Kidney Health Australia submission to National Commission of Audit .
November 2013

This submission outlines Kidney Health Australia’s response to the National Commission of Audit’s Terms of Reference.

You can read this submission here.

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