Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

Chronic disease is now Australia’s greatest health challenge. But it can be prevented.

Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and obesity cause 9 out of 10 premature deaths in Australia, are a leading cause of disability, and affect how millions of Australians live their lives every day. Most of these could be prevented by targeting risk factors such as poor nutrition, smoking, harmful alcohol consumption and physical inactivity. 

Our role

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is a national collaboration working with leading academics, policy makers and practitioners from across Australia. Our aim is to build an effective, efficient and equitable system to prevent lifestyle-related chronic disease.

RMIT University is represented on the Centre Leadership Executive team by Distinguished Professor Billie Giles-Corti.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.