Healthway eNewsletter December 2018


New Healthway Director

Welcome to Julia Knapton - our new Director of Health Promotion. Ms Knapton is an experienced public health practitioner, having worked in various roles in education and health for more than twenty years. Before commencing at Healthway Julia worked as Director Planning, Policy and Strategy at the Mental Health Commission. As Director of Health Promotion, Julia will lead Healthway's strategic partnerships, research, health promotion and evaluation support, and strategic health promotion. 

Safer school and online communities

The Telethon Kids Institute will receive funding of $764,776 in Healthway grants to advance research into safer school and online communities. The two distinct projects - Cyber Friendly Primary Schools and Building Out Bullying will explore ways to prevent and manage bullying in Western Australian schools and develop new resources to support safer digital technology use in primary schools. Find out more.

It's just not cricket!

It's just not cricket!

LiveLighter® recently commenced its ‘Junk Food in Sport’ campaign which aims to highlight and de-normalise the unhealthy association between junk food marketing and sport. This is the second year in a row that ‘Junk Food in Sport’ has launched during the summer cricket season. The campaign is set to run until mid-February, culminating with the Big Bash League 2018/2019 finals series. Find out more.

Sun protection saves lives

Western Australia has amongst the highest skin cancer rates in Australia. In partnership with Healthway, the Cancer Council WA's SunSmartWA program has launched a new campaign Don’t let the sun see your DNA. The campaign will provide community awareness and education about the damage from UV radiation and motivate people to use multiple sun protection strategies during their day-to-day activities. Find out more.

Image copyright: Cancer Council WA.

Act-Belong-Commit with Art

Healthway is proud to continue its partnership with the Art Gallery of WA in 2019. The health message Act-Belong-Commit will be promoted through the Year 12 Perspectives and Art Access Program. Visual arts play a vital role in creating and maintaining positive wellbeing and self-expression in both children and adults alike. Find out more.

Partnership that kicks goals

Healthway will work in partnership with Football West to improve club environments for children and young people to play sport in.The health of players, coaches, referees, volunteers and the wider football community is the focus of the Healthy Footballer, Healthy Community program, which will see the Smarter than Smoking message promoted to more than 240,000 people state-wide. Find out more.

Image copyright: Football West Country Week 2018. 

Fuel to Go & Play

Proudly supported by Healthway, the Western Australian School Canteen Association's Fuel to Go & Play program has just launched.The progam aims to create healthier food environments in WA community venues including sport, recreation, entertainment venues and playcentres. The new website has a range of free tools and resources to assist community venues to offer a healthier food service. Find out more.

Image copyright: WA School Canteen Association.

Upcoming events

Find out about other events and projects proudly supported by Healthway.