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Your health is our focus

From research and policy to health promotion partnerships, programs and social marketing campaigns, we aim to create a Victoria where everyone can enjoy better health and wellbeing. 

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What is health promotion?

Better health for all 

Health promotion is a set of actions to foster good health and wellbeing. It is not ‘promotion’ as in the sense of the word usually understood. Telling people how to look after their health is just one part of health promotion.

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Our history

30 years+

Established in 1987, VicHealth is the world’s first health promotion foundation.

Our journey so far
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We've launched the Future Healthy Countdown 2030

Every year until 2030 we'll highlight the health and wellbeing of children and young people and propose pathways to ensure an equitable future for all.

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What your kids see on social media that you don't

Our research, in partnership with Quit, reveals the unethical tactics the e-cigarette industry is harnessing to influence young people into thinking vaping is glamorous or cool. 

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Reality Check

A Future Healthy initiative

Calling on young people to take a reality check on how they’re connecting with others for their overall wellbeing.

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Our 10 year strategy

We're reshaping systems together for a healthier, fairer Victoria.

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Better health and wellbeing for all Victorians 

We know this looks different for everyone which is why we work in many spaces.

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VicHealth acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.