VicHealth Letter 49
We investigate the impact of promoting healthy masculinities, how to get kids more active while at school, the role of Facebook in health promotion, and more.Read the latest issue
From margins to mainstream
VicHealth Letter: Issue 34
This issue of the VicHealth Letter provides a snapshot of some of the issues arising at the From Margins to Mainstream Conference in 2008 and the dynamic nature of the work occuring in mental health promotion and prevention of illness, both in Australia and globally.
Beyond public education
VicHealth Letter: Issue 33
Public health could benefit from a better understanding of marketing principles to help in the quest to shift public policy, to influence organisations outside of the health system to introduce health-promoting practices, and to encourage behaviour change in individuals.
Creating healthy communities
VicHealth Letter: Issue 32
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.
Cultural discrimination and health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 30
For some time VicHealth has identified discrimination and its resulting disadvantages as one of the important drivers of mental ill health. It has the potential to harm us all by undermining community relations and social cohesion, stifling productivity and placing an unnecessary burden on our health, welfare and legal systems.
Respect, Responsibility, Equality
VicHealth Letter: Issue 28
Violence against women is a universal problem and one of the most widespread violations of human rights. To reduce the levels of violence perpetrated against women we need preventative approaches at all levels and a stronger evidence base about violence prevention that will lead to better health.
The new frontline of health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 27
As a hub of knowledge, resources and networks, councils are increasingly using their unique position to encourage businesses, arts groups, community services, sports groups and others to find the common ground and work together to promote health and prevent ill-health.
Healthy Planet, Healthy People
VicHealth Letter: Issue 26
There are a bewildering number of terms used to describe the links between the environment and health – ecological public health, healthy sustainable communities and eco-cities to name a few. What they are all trying to articulate is that our health depends on the quality of our environment – natural, built, social and cultural.