The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is an interdisciplinary society working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions. ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors. ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, scientists, researchers and healthcare executives.
Together, we advocate for a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the chronic and lifestyle-related disease problem, and for a comprehensive understanding of health and wellbeing, that is, not just the absence of disease, but for complete physical and mental health, for health equity, social justice, corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.
ASLM also has a mission to educate and inform members of the public how to better understand ‘health’, and therefore how to live healthier, happier lives, and to better prevent, manage and treat chronic and lifestyle-related conditions. Empowerment and self-management of health and wellbeing are key to bringing about change in a health system overburdened by disease management and this begins with a better understanding of the social and environmental context of health and behaviour.
ASLM is a leading member of a global network of multidisciplinary societies and medical colleges, all working to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing, medicine, healthcare and health policy.