Northeast Health Wangaratta

Health Promotion

Green Street, Wangaratta, VIC 3677

What is Health Promotion?

Health promotion enables people to increase control over their own health. It covers a wide range of social and environmental interventions that are designed to benefit and protect individual people’s health and quality of life by addressing and preventing the root causes of ill health, not just focusing on treatment and cure. World Health Organization

What we do

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community by promoting good health and preventing poor health before it occurs.

Our health promotion team work closely with other key partners and organisations across our region including Gateway Health, Alpine Health, Benalla Health, Mansfield District Hospital, Central Hume Primary Care Partnership (CHPCP) and the Rural City of Wangaratta. Our aim is to identify opportunities in the community and create supportive environments for communities to increase healthy behaviour choices.

We are a key contributor to the Integrated Health Promotion Prevention plan developed by the Central Hume Primary Care Partnership.

Northeast Health is also involved in the Local Health and Wellbeing partnership with the Rural City of Wangaratta, which supports the development and implementation of the Health and Wellbeing plan.

Some of our current and ongoing projects include;

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Useful Links

Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Better Health Channel – Victorian Government health and medical information

Kitchen Garden Foundation – Promotes healthy food education in primary schools

LiveLighter – A program which aims to encourage adults to lead healthier lifestyles

Healthy Eating Advisory Service – Supports organisations to promote healthier food and drink choices

FoodChecker – Check your foods and drinks against Victorian guidelines

Eat For Health – Advice about the amount and kinds of foods that we need to eat for health and wellbeing

Achievement Program – Supports Victorians to create healthy places for working, learning and living.

Quit Victoria – Quit smoking website