The National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

Under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, the Australian Government, in partnership with states and territories, has developed The National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions. This represents the overarching policy document for chronic conditions that sets the directions and outcomes to achieve the Vision that “all Australians live healthier lives through effective prevention and management of chronic conditions.”

The Framework moves away from a disease-specific approach and provides national direction applicable to a broad range of chronic conditions by recognising that there are often similar underlying principles for the prevention and management of many chronic conditions. The framework is a useful resource for all players in the chronic conditions space. Strategic Priority Area 3.1 focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.