This Framework sets out WA Health’s strategic directions and priorities for the prevention of chronic disease and injury over the next 5 years.
The goal of the HPSF is to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury in WA by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments.
The HPSF focuses on the main lifestyle risk factors which contribute most to the burden of disease and injury in our State. These include:
- overweight and obesity
- physical activity
- tobacco use
- harmful levels of drinking.
A section on injury prevention is also included.
The current Health Promotion Strategic Framework builds on the first Framework (2007–2011), which emphasised the importance of addressing the contributing factors to ill-health, incorporating health messages across all Government policy, and working with key partners to achieve the goal of a healthier community.
Key initiatives which took place under the earlier Framework are included in this summary.
Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate