Smoking increases the risk of multiple diseases including diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis and many types of cancer.1 However a new study has uncovered the economic damage caused by smoking, and Victorian businesses are paying up to 43% of the bill. These workplace incurred, smoke related costs include an “estimated net workforce labour … [Read more...] about The dynamic costs of smoking!
Are you interested in joining our steering group to tackle obesity in Wellington? // Join us – Tuesday, August 28th 2018. Wellington Primary Care Partnership needs your help to create the change that the community wants to see! Overweight and obesity is increasing in Wellington, which can have negative impact on the quality of life and well-being of our … [Read more...] about Are you interested in joining our steering group to tackle obesity in Wellington?
There is much evidence that shows that a person’s socioeconomic position, early life circumstances, social exclusion, social capital, employment and work, housing and residential environment has an enormous impact upon their health. These elements make up the key social determinants of health in Australia. Ten facts about social determinants and health inequalities The … [Read more...] about So why should health services care about community and family welfare?
Central Gippsland Health’s cafeteria at Sale Hospital is currently undergoing a transformation. The interior refurbishment, which is well underway, will see structural changes and new furniture including booths, benches and wood grain tables with an improved and modern servery. Circular tables will have charging points for electronic devices. The changes are being made to … [Read more...] about CGH Cafe Refurbishment
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and … [Read more...] about NAIDOC Week – 8-15 July 2018
Yates Gardening and Life Education Australia are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits. They are providing up to $1,000 to 15 schools, pre-schools and community groups to help create a garden space where kids can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being. This could be a great opportunity for our … [Read more...] about Growing Good Gardens Grant