Is prevention still the best medicine?
With 50% of Australians now suffering from a chronic disease like, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer the call for action has never been louder. However, who is listening? The World Health Organization (WHO) has called ‘heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases looming epidemics that will take the greatest toll in deaths and disability’. Historically health funding for chronic disease in Australia has favoured treatment over prevention, though there is