David Halpern

VicHealth Leading Thinkers Initiative

Generating and provoking new thinking, inspiring momentum, enabling change, supporting and deepening relationships across sectors and delivering results for all Victorians. More

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The future of obesity in Australia

Recommendations for a collaborative, coordinated and multi-level approach to tackle the urgent, complex and worsening problem of obesity in Australia. More

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Alcohol's burden of disease in Australia

This report provides the most recent estimates of alcohol attributable burden of disease in Australia, including alcohol consumption, death and hospitalisation data. More

Walk to School registrations now open

The event is designed to raise awareness of the physical, environmental and social benefits of active transport (walking to school), and encourage school children to walk to and from school more often. More

The Alcohol Cultural Change communications grant

VicHealth has a new grants program available to amplify and increase the reach of the Alcohol Cultural Change campaign across young Victorians aged 16-29. Organisations with direct access to, and resonance with, this audience are encouraged to apply. Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

VicHealth hosts Victoria's first 'leading th ...

Leading author, academic and the Director of London’s Behavioural Insight Team Doctor David Halpern, will tour Victoria for the next two weeks to focus on developing behaviour change initiatives with VicHealth’s key partners, including the State Government ...


New walking group gets Rowville roaming

Knox residents are putting their best foot forward by joining a number of new walking groups which are cranking up the kilometres across the City.


New research reveals salt kills 1.6 million a ...

The George Institute for Global Health, the National Heart Foundation of Australia and VicHealth have responded to the study saying it shows the scale of the health hazards of consuming too much salt.


Excess Salt Intake Can Kill You

While salt makes food edible and tasty, various studies conducted by researchers from across the globe has revealed that salt

27.08.2014   International Business Times

Melbourne railway commuters encouraged to ditch ...

The Bourke Street stairs at Melbourne's Southern Cross Station have been transformed into a scenic garden to motivate commuters

24.08.2014   Australasian Leisure Management

Time to stand up for your health

Do you ever take much notice of how much time you spend sitting at your desk?

19.08.2014   Australian Doctor

Loving thy neighbour is good for the heart

Ever felt like your neighbour's antics could drive you to an early grave?

19.08.2014   Sky News Australia

Women earn less than men as gender gap grows

AUSTRALIAN women are earning less today than ever before, compared with their male colleagues, sparking cries for “bold measures”

15.08.2014   Herald Sun - Business

Don't let hard work kill you

There's one simple tip that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancers.

14.08.2014   The Age

Industry Insight - How men can do more

Ziff Davis' Beau Ushay, discusses how men can do more, in an industry dominated by them.

13.08.2014   MCV Pacific

Racism part of daily reality for Legally Brown ...

AT the age of 28, comedian Nazeem Hussain is finally leaving home.


Smoking ban will be something to dine out on

REMEMBER returning home from a night out with friends with your hair and clothes stinking of smoke?

07.08.2014   Herald Sun - News

Booze too large a burden on the healthcare s ...

While state and federal politicians are trying to find ways to reduce the costs of Australia’s health budget –and are

06.08.2014   Grog Watch

Australia’s daily alcohol toll: 15 deaths and ...

Chronic disease and injury caused by alcohol has significantly increased over a decade, causing 15 deaths and 430 hospitalisations

01.08.2014   The Conversation

VicHealth launch the Physical Activity Innovation ...

VicHealth is dedicated to getting more Victorians engaged in physical activity.

22.07.2014   Sports Business Insider

Government: Getting the best deal for indigenous ...

Alister Thorpe grew up in a family with a strong commitment to community and culture.

21.07.2014   The Canberra Times

Health industry strives for national approach ...

Health industry workers and academics are working on a national approach to the growing phenomenon of e-cigarettes, with some concerned they are not as harmless as widely believed.

17.07.2014   Yahoo!7 News

E-cigarettes may not be safe

A meeting organized by Vichealth has be warned about the unregulated e-cigarette industry overseas which is pitched at young people as well as the possible long term side effects of vaping, as it's called.

17.07.2014   ABC News

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