All Victorians are invited to nominate health promotion champions for the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards, to be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in December.
Building upon the VicHealth Awards in recognition of inspiring health promotion work throughout Victoria, applications for the awards are now open to the general public as well as health, sports, education and not-for-profit organisations.
Shadow Minister for Health Promotion and VicHealth Board Member, Danielle Green strongly encouraged community members and organisations to submit an entry.
“Often the focus on health is more about the treatment for illnesses, when a few dollars spent on prevention can make a huge difference in improving health outcomes,” Ms Green said.
“These awards focus on the great groups and people, who are working to stop people getting ill in the first place.
“Please support the amazing people doing much to make our communities healthier by nominating them for one of the many VicHealth Health Promotion Foundation Awards.”
There are nine categories to enter:
- Knowledge and understanding
- Tackling health inequalities
- Building health through arts
- Building health through sports
- Building health through education
- Building health through community and local governments
- Building health through workplaces
- Communications in health promotion
- Outstanding individual contribution to health promotion practice.
The awards recognise the most outstanding research projects, individual champions, community programs and initiatives designed to improve the health of Victorians.
Please note: Nominations close at 5pm 14 September and should be submitted online at www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/awards where the full entry criteria is outlined.
The initiative, project or individual nominated must have been active inVictoriafrom the period of 1 July 2011 to 1 July 2012. Entry is free. Winners will be announced at VicHealth’s Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2012.
Self-nominations are accepted, as are nominations on another person or organisation’s behalf. Nominations will be judged by a panel drawn from key health promotion and public health experts.