Healthway eNewsletter June 2018


Refugee Week at the State Library of WA

A Healthway funded study by Dr Jaya Dantas examined refugee women’s settlement experiences in WA. The women documented their life through photographs and narratives. This research lead to the development of health promotion strategies to support refugee women’s wellbeing. The State Library of WA is displaying an exhibition of the photographs during Refugee Week (17th -23rd June 2018). Find out more


Liveability score card for Perth

A new report measuring Perth’s liveability has been released. The report reviews the State Governments liveability policies using a scorecard system. This indicates where Perth is meeting its policy targets and provides recommendations for improving Perth as a liveable city. The report is part of an RMIT University research program examining the health effects of urban liveability across Australian cities. Find out more


Launch of the new Act-Belong-Commit advertisements and 10-year celebration

On the 10-year anniversary of the campaign’s state-wide launch, the team from Act-Belong-Commit, politicians, sponsors, supporters, partners, and community groups celebrated the premiere of the new TV advertising campaign. Find out more

Sustainable Health Review public survey

In June 2017 the WA government commissioned the WA Sustainable Health Review (SHR). The aim of the review is to develop a more sustainable health system for WA. The second phase of the consultation is currently underway and includes an online survey to collect feedback from the public on WA’s health system. The survey is open until 30 June 2018. Find out more

Curtin University Professor Mike Daube named Western Australian of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Daube AO from Curtin University who was honoured with the Western Australian of the Year Award this month for his significant contribution to public health. Professor Daube has been instrumental in developing tobacco policies that have contributed to declining smoking rates worldwide. His leadership and campaigning has made Australia a world leader in tobacco control.