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Updated: 14 December 2011

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

The National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) was announced by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) on 29 November 2008.

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National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health

The NPAPH seeks to address the rising prevalence of lifestyle related chronic disease by laying the foundations for healthy behaviours in the daily lives of Australians through settings such as communities, early childhood education and care environments, schools and workplaces, supported by national social marketing campaigns (MeasureUp and an anti-smoking campaign).

The National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health consists of 11 initiatives. These are as follows:

  1. Healthy Communities 
  2. Healthy Children 
  3. Healthy Workers 
  4. Industry Partnership 
  5. Australian Health Survey 
  6. Social Marketing – MeasureUp 
  7. Social Marketing – Tobacco 
  8. Enhanced State/Territory Surveillance 
  9. Workforce Audit and Strategy 
  10. Australian National Preventive Health Agency and Research Fund 
  11. Eating Disorders Collaboration

 

Implementation Plans

Two of the key National Partnership Agreement implementation plans for Western Australia are the Healthy Children and Healthy Workers plans:

 

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase the proportion of WA children and adolescents who have a healthy diet, are physically active and are a healthy weight.

WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Workers Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase healthy lifestyle behaviours among WA workers.