Australia’s Health Tracker, Australia’s Adult Health Tracker and Australia’s Children and Young People Health Tracker are report cards that provide a comprehensive assessment of the health of Australians in relation to chronic diseases and their risk factors.
The report cards will be issued regularly and will track progress towards the targets for a healthier Australia by 2025.
Launched at a national forum on 5 July 2016, over 50 public health organisations are signatories to Australia’s Health Tracker. The Forum’s key note speaker, Graham MacGregor, a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, has praised the work and urged that Australia follow the lead of the United Kingdom in sugar and salt reform.
Compiled through the collaborative effort and expert guidance of leading Australian public health and chronic disease experts Australia’s Health Tracker has been developed and is published by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration at Victoria University.