Healthway eNewsletter July 2018


WA Preventative Health Summit

Action on Obesity + Alcohol

The Summary Report from the WA Preventive Health Summit - Action on Obesity + Alcohol: WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE? held in March 2018 is available online. Key health promotion and public health stakeholders and opinion leaders were consulted to explore ways we can promote healthier lifestyles, and reduce obesity and harm caused by alcohol in WA. The Summary Report has been provided to the Sustainable Health Review for consideration in future planning for the WA health system. Find out more.

Cut alcohol by counting drinks

Healthway-funded research, led by Curtin University, tracked Australian adult drinkers over four weeks to see what effect, if any, 16 so-called “protective behaviour measures” had on their alcohol consumption. The study found the most effective way to reduce alcohol consumption was to count drinks. The research has been published in the journal Addictive Behaviours. Find out more.

LiveLighter Family Fair

Healthway is proud to sponsor the annual LiveLighter Serpentine Jarradale (SJ) Community Fair. Celebrating its sixth year, the SJ Fair brings families in the region together to celebrate the benefits of living in a small community. The LiveLighter message helps to encourage and support families to embrace heathy eating and drinking options for a healthier lifestyle. Find out more.

Building high rise health

A new Healthway funded research collaboration between RMIT University and the University of Western Australia aims to generate evidence on the key health enhancing design requirements. This will help contribute to the creation of healthy, sustainable and equitable, apartment development in Westen Australia. Find out more. 

Act-Belong-Commit winner

Healthway is proud to support the Year 12 Perspectives Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Creativity and the visual arts play a vital role in maintaining positive wellbeing and self-expression in both young adults and adults. Congratulations to Michaela Savage who is the 2017 People's Choice Award Winner for her artwork 'Inheritance'. Find out more.

Image credit: Michaela Savage Inheritance 2017. Acrylic on MDF two parts: 56 x 100 cm each. St Mary's Anglican Girls School.

Geraldton grant clinic

Communty groups and organisations in The City of Greater Geraldton are encouraged to attend a free micro learning and grant information day on Wednesday 22 August. Participants will learn about how to measure social impact, strategies for cross-sector networking and practical grant clinics facilitated by Healthway, Lotterywest, The City of Greater Gerladton and Country Arts WA. Find out more.

Image copyright: North Midlands Project Inc. 

Upcoming events

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