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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...
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13 Dec 2022
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5 Aug 2019
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...
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28 Nov 2014
Five Victorian councils ‘activated’ under-used public spaces within local communities to increase physical activity opportunities and social connection.Download: 2016 Community...
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7 Jul 2017
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...
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29 Mar 2019
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...
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30 Nov 2017
Learn about the chemicals hiding in vapes and their danger to our health
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8 Sep 2023
We know that our postcode is one of the strongest predictors of our life expectancy. This is because the built environment shapes our health in many ways. Access to parks and open spaces, healthy and affordable food, sports and recreation opportunities, healthcare services, public transport, education, and employment, all affect our ability to access and achieve good health. That’s why our 10-year strategy focuses on better planning and how we design for safer, fairer, healthier, and more connected neighbourhoods.
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10 Jul 2023
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28 Nov 2014
What does it mean to be a man in Australia? Research shows that the pressure on men to follow outdated stereotypes of masculinity is contributing to their anxiety, depression, risky drinking and...
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14 Oct 2022
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.