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Welcome to Healthway’s e-news. We would like to introduce you to some new staff members who have joined Healthway in recent times and to re-acquaint you with some familiar faces on the Healthway team.


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The Arts are just AWESOME

This year, the partnership between Healthway and AWESOME Arts gave over 700 children in regional and remote areas an opportunity to develop and use their own artistic talents while, at the same time, learning about the importance of healthy eating.

The 2015 AWESOME Arts Creative Challenge saw professional artists head to all parts of Western Australia with the aim of introducing children to the fun and enjoyment of art and how art can be used to tell personal stories in a unique and special way. The Challenge is part of Healthway’s sponsorship of AWESOME Art’s annual program.


Healthway grant changes the face of Perth suburbs

A Healthway health promotion research project has helped to improved urban design and the physical and social health of people living in many suburbs in Perth and the Peel Region.

The RESIDE Environments Project has provided new data to guide planning policy that aims to improve human health in a way that has not been achieved before. It is highly regarded throughout the planning industry and has won several planning industry awards.


A wonderland of healthy eating and gymnastics for kids

The sport of gymnastics came out into the wide open spaces of the Fremantle Esplanade Park in November and around 200 young children clearly appreciated the chance to try some of the manoeuvres for the first time.

The Go for 2&5 GymFest event was organised by the team at Gymnastics WA in partnership with Healthway as part of an annual sports sponsorship. It aimed to encourage children aged from 3 to 12 years to get active and involved in the fundamentals of gymnastics, a popular sport requiring physical strength, agility and coordination.


2016 Healthway Research Funding Round

The 2016 Healthway Research Funding Round is now open, with applications closing on Thursday 31 March 2016.

Healthway has made some changes to the Research Program in 2016, and all applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines and application forms carefully when completing their applications. This year the assessment criteria for Healthway research grants require applicants to demonstrate a greater focus on research translation, strengthening the requirement for researchers to engage and collaborate with the end-users of the research. Applicants will be required to describe policy and practice outputs to demonstrate how the research outcomes will impact on improving the health of the WA community.

There are three categories of funding available in 2016; Exploratory Research Grants, Intervention Research Grants and Special Initiative grants focusing on disadvantaged groups


AHPA National Conference

The 23rd National Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) Conference is being hosted by the AHPA WA Branch and will be held in Perth from 19 – 22nd June 2016.

The conference will aim to consolidate and share experiences of the wide range of issues in health promotion by encouraging presenters to “connect” their issues back to the five core action areas of the Ottawa Charter (integrated as conference sub themes), which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2016.