What motivates us to drive change?

In Australia today

       
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Too many dying too young

Most premature deaths are caused by chronic disease and the majority are preventable, this includes an estimated 50% of all cancers. 

Identifying and managing risk early

Most Australians have risk factors for chronic disease and half of us already have one. 

If caught early enough, a large proportion of these can be prevented. Unfortunately only half of us access the appropriate screening to understand our level of risk

 

The ugly truth.

       900,000  Australians have undiagnosed diabetes.

50%  Don't access the recommended cancer screening.

2.9 mil  Have undiagnosed hypertension.

1.5 mil  Have chronic kidney disease, but don't know it.

26%  Are feeling depressed

60%  Of these people sought no help in the past 12 months.

 

Despite these alarming statistics only 2% of federal government health expenditure is allocated to prevention : this is not sustainable.

It is well recognised that workplaces are ideal environments for improving health and that spending on employee health programs typically has a positive financial return on investment through reduced absenteeism, presenteeism, workers compensation claims, improved productivity and reduced staff turnover.   

Our goal is to inspire and support employers in driving change towards a healthier workforce.  We do this by providing expert insights into risk factors and providing addressable actions to support positive change.  We aim to avoid fragmentation, through empowerment, by enabling all who need it to access screening and review with their GP and/or specialist.

As experienced health professionals we believe continuity of care should play an important role in our digital solution, empowering individuals with the information and tracking that they need to collaborate with their health professionals.  This we believe will lead to better long term outcomes for both the individual and their organisation.

Our model is based on the most current research and prevalence data sourced primarily from Australian population health surveys, large systematic reviews and meta analyses.

If you're interested in learning more or are interested in working with us, we would love to hear from you.

References

Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Health Survey: Biomedical results for chronic disease.  ABS. Canberra August 2013.  

Australian Bureau of Statistics.   National health survey 2014-15. ABS Canberra 29 March 2017

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Australia’s health 2016. Australia’s health series no. 15. Cat. no. AUS 199. Canberra: AIHW.

Australian Psychological Society.  Stress and wellbeing: How Australians are coping with life. Stress and wellbeing in Australia survey 2015

Primary Health Care Advisory Group 2015. Better outcomes for people with chronic and complex health conditions through primary health care: discussion paper. August 2015. Canberra: Primary Health Care Advisory Group.

Biggs A, Jolly R.  Improving the health of all Australians: the role of preventative health.  Parliament of Australia. Canberra.  October 2010. 

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