From the Australian Government
Australian GovernmentHealthy Active: This web site contains information on the Australian Government’s Healthy Active activities including the Healthy Active Ambassadors, healthy weight, the Community and School Grants Program and the Get Moving and Go for 2&5® campaigns.
Healthy Weight: A web site developed to provide information on healthy weight, healthy eating and physical activity. It includes a sample daily kilojoule and nutrient calculator.
Lifescripts: The Australian Government Lifescripts initiative provides general practice with tools and skills to help patients address the main lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease including poor nutrition, physical inactivity and unhealthy weight. The initiative assists with the provision of tailored advice to patients on modifying their lifestyle.
Prevetion of Type Two Diabetes Program: The Australian Government has introduced a Medicare item (MBS item 713) for general practitioners (GPs) to provide risk modification advice to 40-49 year old patients who are at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The Australian Government also provides a subsidy for high risk patients to complete an accredited lifestyle modification program.
Preventative Health Taskforce: The Australian Government is committed to refocusing the health system on prevention and has established a Preventative Health Taskforce to develop a National Preventative Health Strategy by June 2009, focusing on tobacco, alcohol, and obesity. In developing the Strategy, the Taskforce will consult across the health care sector and the wider community. The Taskforce will provide government with evidence based advice and identify long-term strategies for tackling the burden of disease caused by obesity as a matter of priority. You can monitor the progress of the Taskforce on their website,