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.
Winners of the 2013 Victorian Health Promotion Awards
Promoting healthy eating
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
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
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
This annual event in February challenges Australians to press pause in their alcohol consumption for the whole month.
Improving mental wellbeing
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
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
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
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
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.
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