Good health is a lifelong objective. To achieve it, we need to create healthy environments in our homes, schools, workplaces, recreational spaces and in the places where we age. Council and the community need to focus on creating the right environments to support health and wellbeing, so everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life.
The Boroondara Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (BPHWP) 2013-17 is a requirement under the Victorian and Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, and demonstrates Council's commitment to the wellbeing of all community members. The BPHWP was adopted by Council on 28 October 2013.
The plan outlines the main health, wellbeing and safety concerns in Boroondara, and includes a four-year strategic framework that addresses these issues. The findings from the consultations, along with statistical and other research, resulted in the identification of the following major health and wellbeing priorities that the plan will seek to address:
- social isolation
- affordability (housing, services, food)
- mental health
- drugs and alcohol abuse
- community safety (home, streets and parks).
For further information view the summary or full version of the Plan and the Action Plan for 2015-16, or contact Nicole White on 9278 4639 or email Nicole White.
The survey results report below provides some of the consultation data relevant to the Boroondara Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17.
For more health and wellbeing information, visit the following healthy living websites:
Health Promotion Foundation
Australia’s peak health promotion body for people interested or involved in the practice, research and study of health promotion.
The Victorian Heath Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
Victoria’s leading health promotion foundation, focussing on promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.
Victorian Department of Health
The Victorian Government department responsible for all health services, mental health, ageing and aged care, and preventative health.
Better Health Channel
Provides health and medical information that is quality assured, reliable, up to date, easy to understand, regularly reviewed and locally relevant.
Promotes healthy eating and physical activity through information and resources.
Aims to improve health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease.
Victorian Cancer Council
Aims to reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians.