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Research and publications
4 min read
5 Aug 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/resources/vichealth-strategies/physical-activity-strategy-2019-2023
What’s holding us back from moving more , and how do we overcome it? Let’s say an old friend invites you to join their social netball league, and you’ve never played netball before. Are...
Podcast
26 min read
13 Dec 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/podcasts/lets-get-physical-why-we-need-change-how-we-think-about-physical-activity
Our research is all about seeing the bigger picture in health. We’re here to understand what drives preventable disease and the interventions needed to take action and make change. It’s at the...
Research and publications
2 min read
28 Nov 2014
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/physical-activity-and-sport-female-participation-sport
Five Victorian councils ‘activated’ under-used public spaces within local communities to increase physical activity opportunities and social connection.Download: 2016 Community...
Research and publications
2 min read
7 Jul 2017
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/promoting-physical-activity-through-local-community
There are many barriers that reduce or stop women and girls from being active. The ‘fear of judgement’ is one such barrier common to all life stages. While this issue is complex, the good...
Research and publications
1 min read
29 Mar 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/females-and-physical-activity
Less than a third of Australians are getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. This can lead to increased risks of chronic disease and mental ill health, and has been estimated...
Standard page
2 min read
30 Nov 2017
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-health/encouraging-regular-physical-activity
VicHealth, in partnership with Sport and Recreation Victoria, worked with five local governments to strengthen physical activity outcomes, under the three-year Be Active initiative.Summary: Be...
Programs and projects
1 min read
27 Nov 2014
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/be-active
This guide has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours. It explains what bystander action is and...
Research and publications
3 min read
22 May 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/how-be-active-bystander
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1 min read
1 Feb 2024
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/food-activities-kids
The Community Activation Program is a new VicHealth investment that aims to create and activate places within local communities that increase access to opportunities for physical activity and social...
Programs and projects
4 min read
20 Jul 2015
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/vichealth-community-activation-program
Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.