Healthy Communities (Health Promotion)

What we do 

Hesse is committed to caring for and improving health across the full spectrum of care. Led by the Healthy Communities Team, this includes promoting good health and preventing poor health outcomes before they occur.

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions, (The World Health Organisation, 2023).

Working with others is central to our work, which is why we greatly value the support from our partners. The Teamwork with a range of settings and partners including early learning centres, schools and the wider local community.

The Healthy Communities Team deliver initiatives in settings where people live, work, learn and play. We have four key priority areas; however, the Healthy Communities Team is mindful to use a co-benefits approach and ensure all actions support the health of the planet and work to tackle climate change.

Our priority areas for 2021-2025 are: 

Increasing Healthy Eating

Increasing Active Living

Reducing Tobacco & E-Cigarette Related Harm

Strengthening Mental Health & Wellbeing

Supporting Climate & Health, through a co-benefits approach

Please email healthpromotion@hesse.vic.gov.au or phone 5267 1200 if you are interested in attending future events or workshops.