VicHealth Letter 47

This issue of the VicHealth Letter explores how big brands promote unhealthy products, what voice technology means for public health, and more. You can also read our exclusive interview with Sport England CEO Jennie Price.

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  • 18.10.2018 Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan take Melbourne by storm on day three of the Royal Tour They might have been running late, but they were well worth the wait!… Now To Love
  • 17.10.2018 The politics of prevention Share 0 Tweet Share Share 0 Share 0 Australia’s innovative preventive health agency was closed down by the Abbott government. How —...<br/><br/>into the department. Roberts says a new agency should have its own board and the independence and capacity to pursue long-term programs. She points to VicHealth’s ten-year Health Action Agenda for Health Promotion as an example of how long-term p… Croakey
  • 08.10.2018 Katie Brennan and Neville Jetta launch Walk to School Western Bulldogs AFLW captain Katie Brennan and Melbourne Demons defender Neville Jetta were on hand at Yarra Primary School to help launch...<br/><br/>up early and have a lot more energy before school starts,” he said. VicHealth’s Walk to School program is a free, easy and fun way to get primary school kids and their families active this October. VicHealth is teaming up with the AFL P… AFL Players
  • 08.10.2018 The benefits of walking to school The “Walk To School” campaign kicks off today with the start of term 4. However, VicHealth may have set itself a task. New research shows...<br/><br/>parents want their kids to walk to school, but are put off because of distance, stranger danger, weather and the early morning rush. Jerril Rechter, CEO of VicHealth, said those factors were understandable. But she said the benefits of… 3AW
  • 12.09.2018 Liquor Control laws put onus on parents to better supervise house parties to stop underage drinking Hundreds of gatecrashers show up at 16th bash in Langwarrin. PARENTS who host underage parties have extra...… Herald Sun (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 04.09.2018 Victorian health campaign sees positive results with more active women Diverse representation of women – both in terms of body type and cultural background – has been key to success… The Guardian
  • 02.09.2018 Sports for seniors a $23m goal RUNNING competitions during the day, modifying games to be less physically exerting, and promoting volunteer...… The Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 30.08.2018 Cancer Council tells smokers ‘You quit. You win’ in public education campaign The Cancer Council has told Victorians that if they quit smoking they win by quitting “all the crap that goes with it”. Created by Three...<br/><br/>. The campaign also leveraged insights from dating website RSVP. Research found that only one in 20 members are willing to date a smoker. VicHealth CEO, Jerril Rechter, added: “It’s vital that we encourage the 730,000 smokers in Victo… Mumbrella
  • 30.08.2018 $4.5million for ‘This Girl Can’ Regional sport assembly Valley Sport will administer local This Girl Can funding after $4.5million was announced for regional Victoria....<br/><br/>and attractive to women and young people and these funds will also be used to make sports clubs more inclusive for women and girls.’’ VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter explained why there was such a need to increase participation… Shepparton News
  • 30.08.2018 VicHealth's 'This Girl Can' campaign inspires more than 285,000 Victorian women to get moving More than 285,000 Victorian women have been empowered to get active as a result of health promotion foundation VicHealth's powerful This...<br/><br/>and prove that in Victoria, there are no barriers for women and girls to play the games or do the exercise they love." VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the campaign is achieving its goal of empowering women to smash their fears of judg… Campaign Brief Australia
  • 27.08.2018 Sit or stand on the job? Study tells all Sitting at your desk is bad for your health, an Australia-first study shows. More than 230 desk-based workers took...<br/><br/>, is a cost-effective and innovative way to promote the health of Australia’s workforce.” Workers reduced their sitting time by about an hour each day, 12 months after they changed their ways, the research found. VicHealth and the National Health… The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 27.08.2018 This Girl Can’s extra play to get more women moving across the region WOMEN’S sport across the region is set to get a boost and inspiration from the edgy VicHealth This Girl Can...<br/><br/>WOMEN’S sport across the region is set to get a boost and inspiration from the edgy VicHealth This Girl Can campaign. Sport Central will share in a $4.5 million cash splash on regional Victoria programs to get more women moving. The region’s sp… Ararat Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 21.08.2018 Teenagers, women and gender equity at the heart of Sports Focus plans for share of $4.5 million Regional sports focus for $4.5m VicHealth funding Pictures: DARREN HOWE WHY are fewer young women in central...<br/><br/>of sports from about 15 years of age. “We do have an issue with motivating young women to play,” Mr Craig said. Statewide, VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter said more than 90 per cent of teenagers weren’t getting an hour of phys… Bendigo Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
  • 21.08.2018 What can health promotion do about the big-picture health challenges? Share 0 Tweet Share Share 0 Share 0 The Australian Health Promotion Association’s National Symposium will be held in Canberra later...<br/><br/>with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government and corporate sectors, and Kirstan Corben, Executive Manager, Programs Group at VicHealth. This session concludes with a number of workshops, covering topics such as: systems thi… Croakey
  • 19.08.2018 NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #Nutrition: #Sugar and #Salt are killing our mob, so let’s #Rethinksugarydrink and #unpackthesalt #GHC2018 @DeadlyChoices ” At least 1.1 million litres of so-called “full sugar” soft drink was sold in remote community stores last financial year. One remote...<br/><br/>monitoring is key to success, says the Heart Foundation, VicHealth and The George Institute for Global Health Draft salt targets for food manufacturers are welcome but regular monitoring is key to success, the Heart Foundation, VicHealth</em… NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts

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