Healthway eNewsletter August 2018


Inaugural North West Champs

Little Athletics launches regional event

Working in partnership with Healthway, Little Athletics WA has launched their inagural North West Champs. The event will be held across the 24-26 August and reach children and families in Karratha, Broome, Hedland, Ashburton, Newman, Exmouth and Kununurra. The partnership supports increased availability of healthy food and drink choices and promotes the Go for 2&5 message. Find out more.

Local governments celebrated

Healthway CEO Susan Hunt PSM and the Minister for Local Government, the Hon David Templeman MLA, presented The City of Cockburn the top award at The Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards on the second of August. The City of Cockburn excelled in the Aboriginal Child Health, Road and Active Transport, Smoke-free Environments and Shade in Public Places categories. Healthway has supported this project since 2011. Find out more.

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2019 scholarships

The Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) in collaboration with Healthway is offering four scholarships during 2019. Apply now for a graduate, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, regional or any category scholarship. Submit your Application Form and Project Proposal by 5pm on Friday 16 November 2018Find out more.

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Smoke-free strata housing

A new guide for smoke-free strata housing in Western Australia is now available. This is a joint initiative of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health and Cancer Council Western Australia and is supported by Healthway. The guide aims to assist community members and strata managers to introduce a non-smoking by-law, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and make conflicts easier to manage. Find out more

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In Their Own Voice

A research paper from the University of Western Australia and the Heart Foundation WA, “In Their Own Voice”—Incorporating Underlying Social Determinants into Aboriginal Health Promotion Programs was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The Healthway-funded research aimed to explore the motivators and barriers for attendance at the Aboriginal Heart Health program at Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service in Perth. Find out more

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Hitting alcohol for six

Leschenault Cricket Club has won the 2017-18 Alcohol.Think Again Country Club Program. The south west cricket club was one of 48 in regional WA that committed to creating healthier environments for members and visitors. They implemented policies and showed a commitment to promoting responsible consumption of alcohol at club activities and social events. The program is managed by the WA Cricket Association in conjunction with Healthway. Find out more.

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Johnny Cash tribute

A Boy Named Cash is on the road throughout regional Western Australia. The show is supported by Healthway and presented by Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit. The Act-Belong-Commit message encourages people to be proactive about their mental health and wellbeing. This month, the 22-show stops in Hyden, Bruce Rock and York. Find out more

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Common board for Healthway and Lotterywest

Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Roger Cook this month announced a further aligning of Healthway and Lotterywest. The amalgamation will build on synergies and deliver benefits to the Western Australian community. Find out more

Upcoming events

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