The Hon. Nicola Roxon MP, Minister for Health and Ageing, announced the establishment of the Preventative Health Taskforce on 9 April 2018.
The Taskforce will provide evidence-based advice to governments and health providers on preventative health programs and strategies, focusing on the burden of chronic disease currently caused by obesity, tobacco and the excessive consumption of alcohol. The Taskforce will report directly to the Minister for Health and Ageing.
The Taskforce’s key deliverables for 2018-2019 will be to provide the Government with advice on the framework for the Preventative Health Partnerships between the Commonwealth and the State and Territories and to develop a National Preventative Health Strategy.