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Leading Health Promotion Research Award


Research changes lives. This category recognises a Victorian researcher/team that has conducted invaluable health promotion research, contributing significantly to our knowledge about what works to prevent chronic disease and improve health and wellbeing of Victorians.


2022 winner for the Leading Health Promotion Research Award

Making every consultation count: integrating preventive health into routine hospital care is a cost-effective method to improve physical and mental health outcomes

Bendigo Health

Examining how integrating a health promotion pathway in routine hospital care affected physical and mental health outcomes in patients living in regional areas with high levels of socioeconomic disadvantage. 


2022 finalists for the Leading Health Promotion Research Award



Monash University

World-first research working with women to develop, implement and test a tailored alcohol and lifestyle brief intervention (Health4Her) to improve alcohol literacy and reduce consumption among women attending breast screening.


Reimagining for a Food Secure Future in Cardinia Shire

Cardinia Shire Council

This research highlighted household food insecurity across the Cardinia Shire and engaged with residents who have issues in accessing food, conducted with over 2000 households to look at food affordability and also reviewed access to public transport, local healthy food outlets and access to food relief providers. 

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Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022

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