Diabetes: it costs more than money

Professor Mike Daube AO
Health Policy, Curtin University

ITS ROLE was to develop a National Preventative Health Strategy for Australia, focusing initially on obesity, tobacco and alcohol.

The taskforce, chaired by Professor Rob Moodie from Melbourne University, and including health leaders such as diabetes expert Professor Paul Zimmet, worked assiduously through a process of research, expert groups, position papers, public submissions and community consultations, and presented its report to the government on 30 June 2009.