Category description 05 Aug, 2022

All Victorians deserve to live healthy happy lives. This category recognises a health promotion organisation or program that works to support Victorians facing greater barriers to health and wellbeing, including, but not limited to, people with disability, people on low incomes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people living in regional/rural areas and LGBTIQ+ Victorians.

Key dates

Tuesday 9 August 2022

Nominations open at 10:00am AEST

Sunday 11 September 2022

Nominations close at 6:30pm AEST


Nominations assessed


Finalists announced

February 2023

2022 Victorian Health Promotion Awards event

Entry requirements

  • Most of the work associated with the nomination must have been completed between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.
  • All entries must relate to organisations, initiatives and/or individuals doing work that benefits the health and wellbeing of the Victorian community through health promotion.
  • Health promotion is the act of supporting governments, communities, and individuals to cope with and address health challenges to prevent disease and to improve health and wellbeing. We’re looking for projects/individuals/organisations working on improving physical and mental health by tackling issues such as, but not limited to, access to healthy food, keeping communities active and bringing people together to increase social connection. We’re also interested in work that has helped reduce use and harm from alcohol, junk food, tobacco, vaping and gambling products as well as illicit drugs.  
  • We won’t be considering initiatives/projects that prevent or treat specific diseases or addictions.
  • The judges’ decision will be final.
  • The entrant acknowledges and agrees that VicHealth may reproduce, broadcast and communicate materials submitted for the purpose of promoting the award.

Assessment criteria

Entries will be judged on the following:

Criteria for Driving Health Equity Award

Info we need from you

  • Summary (max. 150 words / max. 1 min)
    • In your summary, tell us:
      • Why are you nominating this organisation or project in this category?
  • Project description (max. 250 words / max. 2 mins)
    • Tell us about your project including:
      • What did you aim to achieve?
      • How did you do it?
      • How your project supported people facing greater barriers to health (ie. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Victorians with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community, people with a culturally diverse background, live in regional and rural areas or somewhere devastated by bushfires)
      • Was this work co-designed or in partnership with other organisations or individuals?
      • What was the budget of your project?
  • Outcome (max. 250 words / max. 2 mins)
    • In your outcome, tell us:
      • How many people participated or were reached?
      • What impact did the project have on the community?
      • How did you measure success?
      • How will this work continue into the future?

How to enter

  • Submit your nomination online at
  • All nominations must be submitted through the online platform.
  • Nominations can either be:
    • Written (through the online platform)
    • Video (recorded on your device (camera, smartphone, tablet etc) then uploaded on the online platform)

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