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 13
The topic of illicit drugs has been high on the public agenda for over 2 years and shows no sign of abating as a significant public health issue. If therefore seems timely to articulate VicHealth's position on this controversial and sensitive topic.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 12
VicHealth believes in celebrating healthy ageing and was overwhelmed with interest from the public when we released the Positive Wellbeing for Older People Grant Scheme. This edition looks at the contribution many of these projects are making towards promoting better physical and mental health for older people across Victoria.
Mothers' and children's health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 11
VicHealth believes improved outcomes in child and maternal health will influence the health status of the population as we grow older. Perhaps in no other stage of life is the health and wellbeing of two individuals so intricately bound than during these early development years. This issue looks at building the self-esteem of young mums and helping women with post-natal depression.
VicHealth Letter: Issue 10
Internationally and in Australia there is growing interest in adopting a public health approach to promoting the mental health of the population. VicHealth aims to take a leading role in the promotion of positive mental health by forging broad-ranging partnerships with the many organisations that make a significant contribution in this area.
Health in rural communities
VicHealth Letter: Issue 9
VicHealth has been developing health promotion programs in rural communities which take particular account of the social and cultural context in which they operate. In this issue we look at peer support for young Bendigo men, community assistance for new mothers, art workshops in Gippsland, bush festivals, country sport, and much more.
Cultural diversity and health
VicHealth Letter: Issue 8
One of the most important health promotion steps that can be taken for culturally diverse communities is to promote the cultures of origin and develop health promotion programs that enhance the culture as well as promote healthy lifestyles. In this issue we look at some of the many VicHealth projects that focus on cultural diversity.