Speaker Profiles_Rosemary Calder

Chronic Disease Prevention

Chronic disease is responsible for nine out of ten deaths in Australia and almost one third of cases are preventable.  During this session Rosemary Calder, Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC), will outline the AHPC’s blueprint to taking preventative action.  The blueprint is based on several principles including a systematic approach, evidence based action, tackling inequity and taking a life course approach.  Rosemary will showcase tools your service can use to prevent and detect chronic disease in your patient population.




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Rosemary Calder AM is the director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, an independent national health policy ‘think tank’ established by Victoria University, Melbourne.

Rosemary is a leading health and social policy expert.  She has held positions as a senior executive in health policy and administration in both State and Commonwealth Departments of Health and was head of the Office for the Status of Women in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2000 to 2003.

Rosemary has held the position of Chief of Staff to a former Victorian Minister for Health and has extensive experience in policy and organisational management and board governance in the not for profit sector. She is a sociologist and began her career as a journalist with The Age.

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