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
VicHealth Letter: Issue 25
If an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure, why don’t government and societies fund health promotion appropriately? In this issue we look at what needs to be done to overcome the many barriers to investing in public health, be they economic, commercial, political, cultural or administrative.
Arts for Health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 23
VicHealth recognises the arts as an effective way to promote health for both participants and audience alike. This issue looks at: the health benefits of social circuses; evaluating community arts participation; the benefits of public art in housing estates; key parterships with arts organisations that are marking arts more accessible for everyone; and more.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 22
A taste of what was to come when Melbourne hosted the 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. In this issue we speak with indigenous health experts from Canada and New Zealand; we find out what rapid globalisation means for health; we look at a successful bullying prevention program; and the UN's global report on the challenge of the slums.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
VicHealth Letter: Issue 21
This issue looks at the activity and developments around the promotion of mental health and wellbeing – the key to physical health and quality of life. Find out why mental health and wellbeing is as much an emerging political and social project as a health project.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 20
VicHealth has overhauled its approach to public health research; we are now approaching evidence-gathering from several angles. This issue looks at translating research to practice; the evidence that shows the benefits of public health; the potential benefits of the VicHealth Fellowship program in Victoria; and more.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 19
Our local environment drives many of our actions. It determines our capacity to be healthy and maintain good health in both subtle and overt ways. In this issue we look at the work being done to ensure our local environment promotes health and supports local communities to create environments that are conducive to health.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 18
Koori communities, with the support of VicHealth and its partners, have embarked on an innovative series of programs designed to improve the health status of Indigenous Victorians. In this issue we look at some of these initiatives, highlight issues that impact on Koori health and wellbeing, and make a small contribution to the discussion of an important health issue in this state and country.
Inequalities in Health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 17
Simultaneously improving the overall level of population health and striving to narrow the gap between those with the lowest health status and those with the highest is one of VicHealth's goals. In this issue we examine the impact of social and physical contexts and the role of GPs, as well as government resources, community engagement, access to food, and more.