Investing in health promotion is a smart strategy. It keeps people out of hospital, reduces the burden on overstretched health services and allows people to live healthier, more productive lives. Health promotion and illness prevention saves lives, money and deliver the best public return on investment in health. Every dollar invested in health promotion and prevention goes on to save $14.
In the lead up to the Federal Budget 2023, AHPA calls on the Australian Government to get serious about promoting health and to commit at least 5% of the health budget to Health Promotion and Illness Prevention, in line with the National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2023.
Download AHPA's infographic here.
AHPA’s 2023 Infographic was compiled by a project team consisting of Rebecca Zosel, Suzanne Gleeson, Gemma Crawford, Melinda Edmunds and Michele Herriot.
We acknowledge and thank the following organisations for their expert content review:
- Cancer Council Victoria
- Food for Health Alliance (previously Obesity Policy Coalition)
- Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)
- Centre for Urban Research, RMIT.
Funded by Sydney Local Health District.