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Health promotion is a powerful and cost effective way to maintain a healthier community. It enables people to increase control over and improve their health.

2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards

Nine extraordinary Victorian organisations were formally recognised for their achievements and innovative contributions to health promotion in Victoria.

Winners of the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on December 3 by the Minister for Health, The Hon. David Davis MLC, Shadow Minister for Health The Hon. Gavin Jennings, VicHealth Chair of the Board Mark Birrell, and VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter.

For more than 14 years these awards continue to showcase the initiatives, projects, campaigns, health agencies, organisations and teams working together with the common goal of promoting health.

Details of the winners are below. For information on all of the finalists download the Awards Booklet.

2013 Awards winners

Winners of the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Awards

Promoting healthy eating

Winners: Deakin

PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING THROUGH PRICE REDUCTION & SKILL-BUILDING
Deakin University with National Heart Foundation and Coles Supermarkets

Through a supermarket-based intervention research program, this project helped improve nutrition behaviours of low income Victorian women and their families.


Encouraging physical activity

Winners: Wellington Shire Council

BOOSTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN WELLINGTON SHIRE
Wellington Shire Council

The Wellington Shire Council Physical Activity Strategy 2010 outlined a new integrated approach to encouraging increased levels of physical activity among residents.


Preventing tobacco use

Winners: Quit Victoria

PARTNERING TO SUPPORT HOMELESS SMOKERS
Quit Victoria with The Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program

Quit Victoria and the Royal District Nursing Service Homeless Persons Program (RDNS-HPP) formed a partnership to develop and evaluate a program for clients to quit or reduce smoking and review RDNS-HPP's smoking-related policy and practice.


Preventing harm from alcohol

Winners: FebFast

FEBFAST
FebFast

This annual event in February challenges Australians to press pause in their alcohol consumption for the whole month.


Improving mental wellbeing

Winners: VicRoads

L2P – LEARNER DRIVER MENTOR PROGRAM
VicRoads with the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)

This community-based program is for learner drivers to get experience with fully licensed volunteer mentors, leading to improved access to employment opportunities and increased social connection.


Communications in health promotion

Winners: Cancer Council Victoria

SWITCH OFF SOLARIUMS
Cancer Council Victoria

The aim of this campaign was to encourage a solarium ban in Victoria. A range of health promotion activities were used, including a collaboration between a number of organisations.


Building health through sports

Winners: Rumbalara

RUMBALARA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB (RFNC)
Rumbalara Football Netball Club

RFNC took an ecological approach to health promotion by creating healthy environments that promote cultural safety, healthy lifestyles, strong Aboriginal identity, and positive interaction with mainstream society.


Building health through arts

Winners: Black Arm Band

MUSIC AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
The Black Arm Band

Black Arm Band is a Victorian-based performing arts company that celebrates contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and culture.


Knowledge and understanding

Winners: Women's Health Goulburn Northeast

FAMILY VIOLENCE AFTER NATURAL DISASTER RESEARCH: BREAKING NEW GROUND
Women’s Health Goulburn North East

This work aimed to drive and support new approaches to family violence in the aftermath of natural disasters.


 

Further information

Phone VicHealth on (03) 9667 1315
Email awards@vichealth.vic.gov.au