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Influential British medical journal The Lancet discovers new diabetes blood monitoring patch. A Growing and Ageing Population - HSC PDHPE. A Growing and Ageing Population Daniel 2016-03-07T05:17:06+00:00 Australia’s population is a growing and ageing population.

A Growing and Ageing Population - HSC PDHPE

This growing and ageing population is one of Australia’s health priorities because with a growing and ageing population comes an increase in disease burden and health care demand. Australia’s growing and ageing population is a product of increased life expectancy, and decreased birth rates. Groups experiencing health inequities - HSC PDHPE. Groups experiencing health inequities Daniel 2016-08-17T07:22:59+00:00 There are various groups experiencing health inequities within Australia.

Groups experiencing health inequities - HSC PDHPE

These groups require extra resources and funding that aims to help close the gap in health outcomes between these groups and the rest of the Australian population. The people groups experiencing health inequities include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with low Socio-economic status, people living in rural and remote locations, people born overseas, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Students learn about: Students learn to:

High levels of preventable chronic disease, injury and mental health problems - HSC PDHPE. High levels of preventable chronic disease, injury and mental health problems Daniel 2016-08-22T12:52:46+00:00 High levels of preventable chronic disease, injury and mental health problems are part of Australia’s health priorities and the target of many health promotion campaigns.

High levels of preventable chronic disease, injury and mental health problems - HSC PDHPE

Chronic disease is Australia’s most pressing health priority. Most are caused by lifestyle choices and can be prevented or delayed by simple adjustments to people’s life choices. Chronic diseases have a very high disease burden and their preventative nature and high prevalence makes them a key priority issue for Australia’s health. Video clip Challenge of Change Our Ageing Population.