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International Day of People with Disability
Victorians with disability need better opportunities for good health and wellbeing
Discrimination and exclusion is taking its toll on the health of Victorians with disability, with new VicHealth research released today highlighting significantly lower levels of physical activity and mental wellbeing amongst Victoria’s disability community.
Initiative to boost health and jobs in Latrobe Valley
Transitioning the Valley initiative to boost Latrobe Valley health and jobs
The poll is closed, the people of Latrobe Valley have spoken and Transitioning the Valley has been named the winner of the VicHealth Community Challenge, seeing off strong competition from ALT_ART and ‘Get Stuffed’.
VicHealth joins regional communities to look at new ways to address health issues
VicHealth is teaming up with the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program Secretariat (VRCLP) to hold conversations with local community leaders across regional Victoria this week (15 to 18 March) about how the whole community can work better together to tackle important local health promotion issues.
Active Club Grants
Vichealth’s local sports club grants support increased participation for all Victorians
Local sport and active recreation clubs across Victoria are encouraged to apply for VicHealth’s Active Club Grants to increase the number of people participating in their clubs and contribute to a healthy Victorian community.
Disadvantaged Australians most at risk of obesity
Lower socioeconomic groups are now the most likely to become overweight or obese. It is predicted that in 11 years, 44 per cent of people with the greatest disadvantage and least resources will be obese, compared to 31 per cent of those with the most resources.
In the news
- 03.05.2019 Halt the salt in processed food 75% of the salt in the Australian diet comes from processed and packaged foods, and consumers are eating almost double the daily...… Food Processing
- 27.04.2019 New water stations installed at Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium will be good for health, environment and hip pocket … Geelong Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 20.04.2019 Fast-food salt content alarms A local dietician has joined hordes of others in the fight against the huge amount of salt packed into children’s food. A joint study by...of others in the fight against the huge amount of salt packed into children’s food. A joint study by the George Institute for Global Health, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation found fast food meals targetted at children could contain enough salt… Tatura Guardian
- 18.04.2019 Top Spin encourages action against alcohol influencers An alarming number of Instagram’s most sought-after influencers featured alcoholic drinks in their posts without disclosing sponsorship...young people who like or follow alcohol brands on social media are twice as likely to drink at risky levels than those who don’t.” In response, VicHealth has launched a competition titled “Top Spin” which encourages young people to “call out” alc… Surf Coast Times
- 18.04.2019 Just 10 per cent of drinkers consume more than half the country’s booze One in 10 drinkers account for more than half of Australia’s annual alcohol consumption, new research has revealed. Researchers from...study by health promotion foundation VicHealth highlighted the lucrative but largely undeclared relationship between Australia’s top Instagram influencers and the alcohol industry. “The alcohol industry will use any tactics to sneak into the live… The New Daily
- 15.04.2019 The body inclusive bushwalking group changing plus size women's lives "My belly may jiggle and wobble, but give me a mountain and I’ll climb it with these strong legs of mine.”in Ocean Grove along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Since founding her business in April 2016, she's attracted women aged 25 through to 70. VicHealth supported Richelle’s work to pilot a body-positive hiking group for women in 2017 as part of… Body+Soul
- 12.04.2019 Women smash the stereotypes Women in Moorabool Shire, Victoria, were encouraged to try new ways to get active as part of VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week in...work with VicHealth during This Girl Can Week to encourage local women and girls to smash the stereotypes holding them back from getting active and having a go. The week included a range of come and try activities to help women take that first an… Local Government Focus
- 12.04.2019 Facts point to harm fuelled by alcohol … The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 08.04.2019 Booze companies use online stars as VicHealth calls for social media marketing to be watered down … Herald Sun (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 08.04.2019 LETTER: Women get involved without degradation … Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 05.04.2019 'Fat chicks shouldn't wear lycra': the trauma of being heckled while exercising Tina McCarthy first plucked up the courage to get on a bike when she was in her mid-40s. Donning the requisite latex shorts, she and a...try my luck again about six years later, and I now have an amazing PT." Ms McCarthy's story is just one that reflects the survey that accompanies VicHealth's fitness campaign for women, This Girl Can Week. It aims to encourage more women to give… ABC News
- 04.04.2019 What's on in central Victoria | Week of April 6, 2019 … Bendigo Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 02.04.2019 Successful launch for Gippy Girls Can MORE women were encouraged to get involved with physical activity over the weekend. A partnership between South Gippsland Shire Council,...women a chance to give a range of sports and exercises a try to increase participation and wellbeing. The program was made possible by a $15,000 VicHealth grant. The program will take place at several locations depending on demand. Saturday’s ses… The Star
- 18.03.2019 This Girl Can Week will be held across Victoria THIS GIRL CAN WEEK TO ADDRESS IMPACT OF SHAMING ON WOMEN’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS New research from health promotion foundation...). Sport England used National Lottery funding to create the This Girl Can campaign in 2015. VicHealth is the first organisation in the world to license the campaign from Sport England. VicHealth is promoting This Girl Can – Victoria in… Daily Bulletin
- 17.03.2019 Fitness: Women say they are shamed into quitting exercise by partners, children — and other women … The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
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