This year we have taken positive steps towards tackling our most pressing heath issues by engaging people where health happens – in our homes, workplaces, online and in our communities.
VicHealth’s work and achievements for the financial year 2013–14 is the first full year of the Action Agenda for Health Promotion – our vision and action plan for the next 3 years and beyond to 2023.
With the complexities of chronic disease growing and the pressure for sustainable health solutions a national priority, VicHealth’s unique role in health promotion and illness prevention has never been more important.
Removing the barriers to better health and reducing chronic illness is a massive task. We look forward to continuing our efforts to meet the challenge and make a difference to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
- Projecting future trends for overweight and obesity
- Strengthening the case for state action on salt reduction
- A social marketing initiative to influence a switch to water from sugary drinks
- Improving access to healthy food using bright ideas and digital technology
- Connecting families, farms and food grown close to home
- Building knowledge about the use of land in Victoria
- Modelling policy interventions to protect Australia’s food security
- Supporting healthy eating policies for Aboriginal organisations
- Month-long ‘Walk to School’ campaign
- Getting Melbourne’s city workers moving more
- Survey of 2000+ parents to understand their fears about letting children play and travel independently
- Inspiring more movement in children’s daily lives
- TeamUp 20 Day Challenge with the AFL Players’ Association
- Hundreds of small grants to sport and recreation clubs
- Supporting sports clubs to be healthier and more welcoming
- Getting physical through local arts initiatives
- 12-hour dance session at Melbourne’s White Night
- For You dance floor at the NGV’s Melbourne Now exhibition
- Extension of smoking bans in Victoria to train and tram platforms, public playgrounds, swimming pools and under-age sporting events
- Longstanding partnership with the Quit program to prevent uptake and support people to quit
- Declining cigarette sales following the introduction of plain packaging
- Research into new trends and evidence to help those who find it hardest to quit
- Exploring the role of alcohol in Victorians’ lives
- Online campaign to encourage young people to talk about Victoria’s alcohol culture and challenge the social acceptability of getting drunk
- Research into the impact of alcohol advertising during sports broadcasts
- Survey of Australian cider drinkers
- Joining forces with Hello Sunday Morning to encourage Victorians to press pause on their drinking
- New research into ‘preloading’
- Putting Victoria’s 19,000 liquor licences on the map
- Groundbreaking partnership to prevent violence against women
- Surveying community attitudes to violence against women so we are better placed to prevent it
- Empowering the football (soccer) community to respond to racism
- Reshaping the thinking behind Indigenous employment participation
- Understanding how children learn about cultural diversity
- Identifying best practice approaches for addressing stress, gender inequality, alcohol-related harm, race-based discrimination and prolonged sitting at work
- Thought-provoking suite of arts projects designed to celebrate cultural diversity
- Supporting the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Awards
Supporting our strategic priorities
- Inaugural Leading Thinkers initiative to generate fresh ideas and inspire new solutions to contemporary health issues
- Action-oriented Fair Foundations framework for health equity, providing clarity about what we can do in each of our priority areas to improve health equity and close the gap in health
- VicHealth strives to be an international leader in the production and dissemination of cutting-edge health promotion research.
- VicHealth named as a new World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Leadership in Health Promotion, reflecting Victoria’s world-leading status as a source of expert advice and best practice in health promotion
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