Healthway Newsletter July/August 2016


Act-Belong-Commit in action underpins the Avon Descent 2016

This year, Healthway has supported the internationally-famous Avon Descent by sponsoring the Avon Descent Support Unit, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message.

Health Minister visits Healthway

In May, the new Health Minister, the Hon John Day, visited Healthway to meet staff.

Improved Healthway guidelines and processes

Healthway has developed more user friendly processes and reporting guidelines.

Healthway recently sought the advice of organisations currently receiving grants and sponsorships and potential applicants on ways of streamlining our processes and reporting requirements.

Healthway sponsorship application closing dates

Applicants for Healthway sponsorships aligned to a calendar year should check the closing dates.

Study finds extra support essential for an alcohol free pregnancy

Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy could benefit from information to help them deal with social gatherings involving alcohol so they can avoid drinking during pregnancy, according to the results of a Healthway funded study.

Welcome to the newest Alcohol.Think Again ambassador

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Principle Double Bass Joan Wright joins the campaign to reduce alcohol related harm.

Most of us may not realise that even musicians need to stay in shape and that’s one of the reasons the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Principle Double Bassist Joan Wright agreed to take on the role of an Ambassador for Alcohol. Think Again

Recent Healthway funding decisions May 2016

At its May 2016 meeting, the Board of Healthway considered many applications for grants and sponsorship.

Upcoming events

1 July to 17 July Boab Festival Derby 2016 promoting Make Smoking History
A celebration of the West Kimberley lifestyle
Kicks off with the Make Smoking History Boab Festival Mardi Gras
Free of charge @ Derby Town Oval
For info,

30 and 31 July– LiveLighter Heavy Horse Festival @ Avon Valley Showjumping and Pony Club, Northam
A showcase of the many magnificent breeds of heavy and draught horses.
Free entry. Gates are open from 8.30am to 4pm both days. For more information, contact Emma Iddison on mobile 0499 777 927

6 – 7 August – 2016 Avon Descent promoting Act-Belong Commit
Western Australia’s unique power and paddle race on our beautiful Avon River starting in Northam on Saturday and finishing in Bayswater and Sunday. For information for spectators, visit

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