$23.7 million boost for Australian preventive health groups

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health and Aged Care

Twenty-one health groups across Australia will share in $23.7 million over 3 years thanks to the Morrison Government’s National Preventive Health Strategy, furthering support for the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Organisations such as the National Rural Health Alliance, the Consumer Health Forum, and the Public Health Association of Australia will receive funding through the third round of the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program so they can continue engaged, robust and constructive participation in the national health agenda.

Established in 2016, the Health Peak and Advisory Bodies Program has supported, and continues to support, a wide range of organisations. A total of 39 organisations have been supported since the program began.

This grant opportunity will enable these groups to continue their important work, providing expert, evidence-based and impartial advice to inform current health policy and program development.

The program also helps support communication and consultation activities across the wider health sector, the community and government.

Within this round, there is an emphasis on support for the principles outlined in the National Preventive Health Strategy, such as multi-sector collaboration, enabling workforce and community engagement.

The Morrison Government values the role that all health organisations play in informing health policy by actively consulting with their members to ensure that the views of their sector are equally and fully represented to the Commonwealth.

This funding complements other programs and support available to health groups to deliver programs and initiatives that improve health outcomes for Australians.

The 21 organisations being supported from 2022 to 2025 are:

• Allied Health Professionals Australia

• Australasian Institute of Digital Health

• Australia Research Alliance for Children and Youth

• Australian Alcohol and Other Drugs Council

• Australian Association of Adolescent Health

• Australian Health Promotion

• Australian Men’s Health Forum

• Australian Sleep Association

• Australian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Sexual Health Medicine

• Australian Women’s Health Network

• Consumer Health Forum

• Deafness Forum

• Health Justice Australia

• LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

• Lung Foundation Australia

• Migration Council of Australia

• National Rural Health Alliance

• Obesity Australia

• Public Health Association of Australia

• Suicide Prevention Australia

• Vision 2020

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