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The Institute is committed to engage with key decision makers to enact real change and improve health policy where it is most needed. Our experts are regularly called on for expert opinions and reviews for a variety of health challenges.

Eating salt is a leading cause of the progressive rise of blood pressure as populations age. High blood pressure is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke worldwide. As part of the ‘Drop the Salt!’ Campaign to reduce salt in foods and work with the Australian food industry, a Food Industry Salt Reduction Strategy was released in July 2008 by AWASH (Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health).