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Submission to the Australian Department of Health on the National Preventive Health Strategy Consultation Paper


Summary

Date: 28 September 2020

The RACGP has provided a response to the Australian Department of Health on the National Preventive Health Strategy (the Strategy) Consultation Paper.

Preventive healthcare is a key component of general practice in Australia and the RACGP’s response:

  • focuses on the role of general practice in preventive health
  • recommends the Strategy addresses the role of social determinants of health and issues of inequity, environmental issues and social prescribing
  • cautions on harms from overdiagnosis
  • recommends inclusion of additional focus areas