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Planning and designing healthy new communities: Selandra Rise
Selandra Rise is a new housing development located in Melbourne's south-east growth corridor, where residents have bought land and built new houses over a period of several years. This research project aimed to discover how design and planning of a new residential community could improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
Physical activity and sport
Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
This evidence summary outlines current physical activity and sedentary behaviour levels in Australia and Victoria. It provides an overview of the impacts of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, as well as barriers to and enablers of active lifestyles.
Behavioural insights and healthier lives
Dr David Halpern, CEO of the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team, summarises his stint as VicHealth’s inaugural Leading Thinker. Throughout his residency, David’s influence has introduced behavioural insights to VicHealth and partners as an approach to address the health and wellbeing issues facing Victoria.
Citizens' Jury on obesity
Victoria's Citizens' Jury on Obesity insights report
Victoria’s Citizens’ Jury on Obesity has delivered 20 clear actions (or 'asks') to promote healthier eating and tackle rising rates of obesity. The jury’s asks provide governments, industry and public health advocates with a blueprint for action, determined by citizens and based on expert evidence.
The paradox of food insecurity and obesity in disadvantaged populations
People experiencing food insecurity may be more likely than others to be underweight, but evidence points to a link between food insecurity and obesity, due to complex factors that may affect food choices.
Bright Futures report
Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians
The Bright Futures report raises questions about how Victoria can educate and prepare young people to be resilient and adaptable in a world characterised by decreasing job security, the fluidity of globalisation and technology, increasingly diverse societies and over-exposure to the internet.