VicHealth's inaugural Leading Thinker initiative shows way towards healthier lifestyle choices
Chief Executive of the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), Dr David Halpern, will give a keynote address at the State Library of Victoria today (28 April) as part of his final week as VicHealth’s inaugural Leading Thinker.
Planning and designing healthy new communities: Selandra Rise
Selandra Rise is a new housing development located in Melbourne's south-east growth corridor, where residents have bought land and built new houses over a period of several years. This research project aimed to discover how design and planning of a new residential community could improve the health and wellbeing of residents.
VicHealth joins regional communities to look at new ways to address health issues
VicHealth is teaming up with the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program Secretariat (VRCLP) to hold conversations with local community leaders across regional Victoria this week (15 to 18 March) about how the whole community can work better together to tackle important local health promotion issues.
VicHealth discusses global issues
International health experts join VicHealth to address global health issues
Health promotion leaders from across the Asia Pacific are visiting Melbourne this week to share expertise and the latest research developments to jointly tackle a number of global health promotion issues.
Appetite for healthy choices
Trials demonstrate appetite for healthy choices
VicHealth is calling on food retailers to reduce fatty, sugary and salty foods and beverages for sale and increase the amount of fresh, healthy and nutritious food available for consumers in a bid to tackle Australia’s obesity epidemic.
Healthy living apps
Despite popularity not all apps will help you reach your goals
Australians are being urged to exercise caution when downloading health and wellbeing apps with new research from VicHealth and Deakin University finding most apps don’t have the features that will help you be healthier.