01 Jul, 2008 Last updated: 04 Dec, 2014

VicHealth's investment in public health and health promotion research has exceeded $100 million. Our research investments are tightly linked to the big issues – tobacco control, social inclusion, health inequalities, nutrition, alcohol and participation in physical activity.

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VicHealth’s investment in public health and health promotion research has exceeded $100 million. We spend nearly $7 million of our $32 million annual budget on support for postgraduate scholars, post-doctoral fellows and research centres. Our research investments are tightly linked to the big issues – tobacco control, social inclusion, health inequalities, nutrition, alcohol and participation in physical activity.

Through consultation and collaboration with community and government, VicHealth and Victorian researchers have helped shape the very questions that Victorians need answered to improve our collective health and wellbeing.

This VicHealth Letter showcases a variety of research investments that have had a positive impact on our community’s health and wellbeing.