Health Promotion

We work together to create healthy, equitable and thriving local communities

At BHN we recognise that everyone’s health is influenced by the conditions under which they were born, and where they live, learn, work and play.

Health promotion creates opportunities for communities and populations to understand what influences their health and wellbeing and the actions we can take together to create healthy equitable and thriving local communities.

Our Health Promotion Team works across Bayside, Glen Eira, Stonnington, Port Phillip and Kingston City councils. We work alongside the community, local government, schools, early childhood services, public housing, and other organisations to influence and create change by building on existing strengths and developing the capacity and skills of our community.

We have identified the following health focus areas in our Strategic Prevention Plan:

This plan aligns with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-23

To find out more or to get involved contact the Health Promotion team in your local government area:

Towards Size Inclusive at BHN 

Our team is working towards applying a size inclusive lens to health promotion. We want to support organisations and commnuity to create more inclusive and equitable environments for everyone including people in larger bodies.

We have developed the Towards Size Inclusive Health Promotion resource to support our approaches to promoting health and wellbeing.

View our Size Inclusive Resource here or watch the video below to learn more.

Better Start Project

The Better Start Project aims to improve the health and development outcomes of children living in public housing in the City of Port Phillip.

The project will work with families living in Park Towers to better understand their experiences of raising children and to develop new ways to support families.

Towards Size Inclusive at BHN 

Our Health Promotion team has been working towards a size inclusive approach to health promotion since 2021.

This work resulted in the development and launch of the Towards Size Inclusive Health Promotion resource which has garnered interest from the health and wellbeing sector across Australia and New Zealand.

Our work in this area has prompted us to reflect on how weight stigma shows up in healthcare and we want to do better as a healthcare organisation to ensure we are as inclusive and accessible as possible.

We want to hear from our community to learn how we can improve our services so people in all body sizes receive inclusive and friendly healthcare services.

We have created a survey so that people can share their healthcare experience with us.

Complete the survey here:

If you have any questions about this work, don’t hesitate to contact