Publications Submissions National Preventive Health Strategy Consultation Paper (5 Oct 2020)

National Preventive Health Strategy Consultation Paper (5 Oct 2020)

A consultation paper was released by the federal Department of Health calling for feedback on a National Preventive health framework to guide its strategy for the next decade. The consultation paper failed to fully consider the underlying environmental and social determinants of health which is a vital part of any preventive health strategy. DEA provided a submission to comment on the consultation paper and DEA recommended actions to mobilise an effective preventive system that included leadership and effective action for an immediate reduction in fossil fuel usage, better preparation for extreme weather events, and better safeguards and protections for Australia’s environments. DEA’s submission is here