National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions: Online Public Consultation on the second draft.

Closed 22 Jun 2016

Opened 12 May 2016


Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects. They may impact a person's individual circumstances, including their quality of life, and also have broader social and economic effects.  A National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions (the Framework) is being developed as the overarching policy for the prevention and management of chronic conditions in Australia. It provides guidance for the development and implementation of policies, strategies, actions and services to address chronic conditions and improve health outcomes. A copy of the Framework is available in the section below - Related Documents.

The Framework will supersede the National Chronic Disease Strategy 2005 and associated National Service Improvement Frameworks.

The Framework moves away from a disease specific approach by recognising that there are often similar underlying principles for the prevention and management of many chronic conditions. While primarily a tool for governments, the Framework may also be a useful resource for the non-government sector, stakeholder organisations, local health service providers, private providers, industry and communities who advocate for and provide care and education for people with chronic conditions and their carers. 

The Framework is being developed in partnership with states and territories, under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC). The project is being led by the Australian Government Department of Health. 

Why We Are Consulting

The purpose of this consultation is to seek broader stakeholder and community feedback on the second draft National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions prior to finalising the Framework.

The diverse perspectives, experience and knowledge of all stakeholders and interested members of the community, including people with chronic condition/s, families, carers, health care professionals, researchers, community and non-government organisations, all levels of government, industry and business, are informing the development of the Framework. This input is valued and appreciated.


The survey consists of 36 questions. Questions 3 and 4 are mandatory. Providing a response to all other questions is optional.

The survey may be completed over more than one session. Please retain your login details if you wish to complete the survey at a later time.

Additional information to assist in completing this survey is available in the section below - Related Documents.

What Happens Next

Responses received will be analysed by the Australian Government Department of Health to inform the finalisation of the Framework.

Endorsement of the Framework will be sought via the AHMAC process toward the end of 2016, prior to public release and dissemination.


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Prescription medicines
  • Complementary medicines
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Medical Devices & IVDs
  • Biogicals
  • Other


  • Hospitals
  • e-Health
  • Health technology
  • Medicare
  • Legislation
  • Pharmaceutical benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Rural health services
  • Regulatory policy
  • Women's health
  • Children's health
  • Learning and development
  • Home Care
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Chronic disease
  • Communicable diseases
  • Mental health
  • Drugs and substance abuse
  • Food standards
  • Organ and tissue donation
  • Immunisation
  • Hearing
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Environmental health
  • Prescription drugs
  • Preventative health
  • Dental health
  • Strategic Policy
  • Policy Development