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Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor - Economic Benefits of Active Employees

Paul Taylor's presentation focuses on the link between cognitive function and vigorous physical activity, making a strong case for increased investment in workplace health programs for significantly increased workplace productivity through reduced absenteeism and presenteeism.

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business

The Mental Health Commission has a ten year strategic policy Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everybody's business.

Healthway Strategic Plan

Healthway Strategic Plan

The Healthway Strategic Plan 2008-2011 sets key directions for Healthway and identifies Healthway's goals and strategies.

Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015

Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015

The Strong Spirit Strong Mind – Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Framework for Western Australia 2011-2015 has been developed to provide guidance to key stakeholders, such as the alcohol and other drug sector and a broad range of government and non-government agencies, towards delivering culturally secure programs and supporting Aboriginal ways of working in order to strengthen their efforts to manage and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in Aboriginal communities.

Closing the Gap Strategy

Closing the Gap Strategy

A national integrated Closing the Gap strategy has been agreed through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia. It is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians, and in particular provide a better future for Indigenous children.

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

Global Health Risks and Action Plan

The World Health Organization: Global Health Risks and Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases is a key document written primarily for the community of international development partners, as well as those in government and civil society concerned with urgent action to address the rapidly increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle -income countries and its serious implications for poverty reduction and economic development.

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Relevance: International
Year published: 2009
Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

The UK's primary health care approach to using the natural environment to get more people active. Presented by Dr William Bird, renowned UK GP and public health professional, and Griffin Longley, CEO of Nature Play WA.

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

Move More Outdoors - Presentation by William Bird

On Thursday 15 September, at an event hosted by the Physical Activity Taskforce, Dr William Bird presented his ideas around the role of primary health care to encourage behaviour change and increase physical activity participation in the natural environment.

Australian National Preventive Health Agency

Australian National Preventive Health Agency

The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) was established on 1 January 2011. ANPHA’s job is "to be the catalyst for strategic partnerships, including the provision of technical advice and assistance to all levels of government and in all sectors, to promote health and reduce health risk and inequalities". The ANPHA website contains information about the agency and its work.

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WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan

The WA Healthy Children Implementation Plan outlines how the Western Australian Department of Health plans to use the Commonwealth funding provided under the National Partnership Agreement to increase the proportion of WA children and adolescents who have a healthy diet, are physically active and are a healthy weight.

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Healthy Communities Initiative Grants Overview Presentation - City of Cockburn Case Study

Peta Turner from the Department of Health WA provided information supplied by the City of Cockburn on their successful Healthy Communities Initiative application.

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

City of Wanneroo - Healthy Communities Initiative Presentation

Toyah Tinworth from the City of Wanneroo provided an overview of the local government's experiences thus far after receiving Healthy Communities Initiative funding.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

There are a huge range of resources available, including case studies, research and publications, in relation to health and wellness.

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Active Healthy Communities

Active Healthy Communities

The 'Active Healthy Communities: A Resource Package for Local Government to Create Supportive Environments for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating' website and resource developed by the Queensland Government and the Heart Foundation provides practical guidance to councils to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating.

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia

The Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (PHAIWA) works closely with its partner organisations and other public health groups to promote public health interests and action in priority areas such as obesity, alcohol, environment & health, injury, child health, Indigenous health and public health expenditure. The PHAIWA is an independent public health voice.

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Staying Mentally Healthy

Staying Mentally Healthy

Developed by the Department of Communities, this is a brochure for seniors about depression. One of the key areas covered is the importance of physical activity and social contact in preventing depression in older people.

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Year published: 2010
City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

City of Belmont: 10 000 Steps Challenge

Seeking to establish a sustainable program for promoting and educating local residents about the benefits of physical activity, the City of Belmont coordinated 10,000 steps programs.

Benefits of Physical Activity

Benefits of Physical Activity

Developed by the Department of Sport and Recreation, this fact sheet explores the physical health, mental health, social, environmental and economic benefits associated with participating in regular physical activity.

Heartmoves

Heartmoves

Heartmoves is a physical activity program designed by the Heart Foundation that takes into consideration people that are living with a heart condition.

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Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia's largest network of free community-based walking groups, led by volunteer Walk Organisers. Heart Foundation Walking makes being active easy, even for those not used to being active.

My Healthy Balance

My Healthy Balance

Developed by Diabetes WA, My Healthy Balance is a free internet program that can provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Find Thirty

Find Thirty

The Find Thirty every day campaign, initiated by the Heart Foundation, be active wa Physical Activity Taskforce and Department of Health, aims to increase the number of West Australian adults who are sufficiently active for good health.

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