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VicHealth's LEAD program was seen as the first program of its kind in Australia. It focused on local governments to help reduce race-based discrimination and promote cultural diversity. This summary...
Research and publications
1 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/lead-summary-report-localities-embracing-and-accepting
Reducing alcohol-related harm in the community requires efforts from multiple sectors and levels of government.Download: Local government approaches to minimise alcohol-related harm: Learnings...
Research and publications
1 min read
16 Nov 2017
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/local-government-strategies-alcohol-related-harm
VicHealth Local Government Partnership: Young people leading healthier communitiesLocal Government Partnership: Young people leading healthier communities  overview What’s our...
Programs and projects
3 min read
17 Feb 2023
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/local-government-partnership
2022 fast-track intake of our Local Government Partnership is now closed What you'll find on this page What's on offer? How to apply What is the goal of this partnership? Key...
Funding page
3 min read
15 Feb 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/vichealth-local-government-partnership-2022
VicHealth is supporting local governments to improve access to water and healthy drink options in their local sport and recreation facilities.Download: Water in Sport evaluation (PDF, 3...
Programs and projects
1 min read
21 Sep 2017
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/vichealth-water-in-sport-initiative
Read this toolkit about how local governments can support community health and wellbeing by creating healthy food and drink environments in local sport and recreation facilities.Download: Water...
Research and publications
4 min read
12 Mar 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/removing-sugary-drinks-council-facilities
Standard page
9 min read
5 Oct 2021
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/our-work/faq-for-local-government-partnership
The art of community alcohol management guide has been developed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and VicHealth to explore what Victorian local government can do to prevent and minimise...
Research and publications
2 min read
7 Dec 2020
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/art-community-alcohol-management
This is a guide for councils on how they can enhance public drinking water facilities through the supply, access to and promotion of water fountains across a range of settings. This includes sports...
Research and publications
1 min read
26 Sep 2022
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/news-publications/research-publications/provision-drinking-water-fountains-public-areas
VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge provides support for projects which promote community and young people's (12–25 years old) resilience, social connection and mental...
Programs and projects
13 min read
27 May 2019
https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/programs-and-projects/bright-futures-projects
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.