A global burden with a local impact
Chronic conditions are responsible for around 70% of deaths worldwide. In Australia, most visits to a GP are now for chronic and lifestyle-related conditions.
Preventable and often reversible
Chronic conditions are largely preventable, treatable and often reversible. In fact, Lifestyle Medicine can prevent up to 80% of chronic diseases.
Sick societies create sick people
But our ‘lifestyle choices’ are a product of our society and environment. We have the power to change this starting where it matters most, in our local communities.