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Conference to discuss healthy Tas plan

AAP logoAAP 29/07/2016

The Tasmanian government wants the island state to have the nation's healthiest population by 2025 but a meeting of health professionals might cast doubt over the ambitious plan.

More than 150 stakeholders are expected to be part of the Tasmanian health Conference in Hobart on Saturday where the theme will be: it takes more than an apple a day.

"If Tasmania is to achieve the target of making Tasmania the healthiest state in Australian by 2025, it is going to take a collaborative effort between GPs, hospitals, not-for-profit-groups and government," AMA Tasmania President Stuart Day said.

Immediate action is needed to head off an unprecedented level of chronic illness and pressure on our health, aged and social care services, he added.

Conference attendees will discuss if the Liberal administration's draft plan is on the right track and identify and make recommendations on further action.

Health Minister Michael Ferguson and national AMA president Michael Gannon will be among those attending.

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