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:
- Healthy eating and food environments
- Active living and movement
- Mental wellbeing
- Violence and injury prevention
- Smoking and vaping
- Climate change and its effect on people’s health
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:
For Bayside and Glen Eira: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Kingston: email@example.com
For Port Phillip and Stonnington: firstname.lastname@example.org
View our Size Inclusive Resource here or watch the videos below to learn more.