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Our vision and mission

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is finding out how we can build an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

Chronic disease is our greatest health challenge, causing the most premature deaths and disability in Australia and most other countries.

Our vision is for an effective, efficient and equitable system for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease.

We are a national initiative that is identifying new ways of understanding what works and what doesn’t to prevent lifestyle-related chronic disease. Our work is co-produced by academic researchers, health system practitioners and policy makers from across Australia.

Taking a systems approach, our program of work will:

  • Strengthen the evidence base for the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease
  • Create and make readily available knowledge, either new or through syntheses of what is already known
  • Build capacity to make more informed choices about prevention at policy, strategy, program and implementation levels.

More specifically, we aim for our work to achieve the following:

  1. New ways for researchers, policy and program practitioners to work together and form strong national networks
  2. Internationally significant research about innovative methods in prevention, systems science and communication of prevention
  3. Methods and approaches for communicating to governments and the community the value of prevention and the best investments in prevention efforts
  4. The development and use of frameworks, tools and strategies to activate an effective, efficient and equitable prevention system
  5. Increased capacity of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to use evidence and systems approaches in the design, implementation, evaluation and communication of prevention.