On Monday, 30 April, Healthway and LiveLighter hosted a seminar on Food Environments – Local, National and Global Perspectives.
This special session featured three expert speakers, Kirsten Corben from VicHealth, Dr Kathy Chapman Public Health Consultant, and Professor Rob Moodie from the University of Melbourne.
Kirsten Corben presented on strategies to decrease the availability of sugary drinks in healthcare and community settings.
Dr Kathy Chapman presented on children’s exposure to junk food marketing and actions that can be taken at the local level.
Professor Rob Moodie presented on how supranational corporations are affecting our health.
Watch the two hour session here.
Tackling suicide by providing better mental health support will be the focus of two research grants, through State Government funding, to support Western Australia’s LGBTQI community.
I would like to take this opportunity to update our partners about the Lotterywest and Healthway merger.
I am excited about this opportunity as this amalgamation is focused on delivering benefits for the community; building on synergies between the organisations; and supporting great projects which help build a better Western Australia.
I hope that you can appreciate that amalgamating two organisations takes time, and we will soon have a clearer idea about how we will progress together. The plan is for integration of the two business systems to be in place by 30 June 2018.
During this transition phase Healthway and Lotterywest will continue to operate business as usual. At this stage the only difference will be that we plan to move Healthway staff to the Lotterywest head office in Subiaco over the next few months.
Both Healthway and Lotterywest are focused on continuing to enhance the lives of community members for a healthier and better Western Australia. So please continue to submit your applications for project funding and sponsorships to Healthway and Lotterywest.
To keep up-to-date with news on the amalgamation, sign up to Healthway’s eNewsletter. Any updates will also be posted on Healthway’s website. These updates will be communicated to our stakeholders as soon as we can.
Susan Hunt PSM
Chief Executive Officer
Lotterywest and Healthway
The State Government, through Healthway, has granted $514,654 towards a sexual health and life skills program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
Health Minister Roger Cook today announced Healthway grants totalling $899,956 towards the education and promotion of sun safety to reduce the incidence of skin cancer.