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Australians are benefiting from improved health status in many national health priority areas but there are some disturbing trends, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services.
The First Report on National Health Priority Areas 1996 provides baseline information and underlying trends in the five National Health Priority Areas of cardiovascular health, cancer control, injury prevention and control, mental health, and diabetes mellitus.
The program was established in its current form after the July 1996 meeting of Health Ministers.
The report also outlines a program of national collaborative action in dealing with the priority areas that will enable all States and Territories to adapt proven, cost-effective and positive strategies to their own local conditions.
A summary of baseline and trend information for each priority area follows.
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