Health Promotion programs are good value as they save lives by reducing illness and keeping people out of hospital and GP waiting rooms.

Health Promotion reduces the risk of chronic disease and preventable deaths. Most of these are caused by just six factors:


Every $1 invested in prevention can save over $5 in health spending. In Australia only half a cent in every dollar of the health care budget is spent on prevention.

The Health Promotion Unit in Northern NSW has a proven record of effective interventions that increase wellness, prevent or reduce illness, and are cost effective. Our current programs focus on reducing smoking, reducing risky drinking, and obesity prevention and improving diet and activity levels, falls prevention amongst older people, healthy equity and preventing hearing disadvantage.

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Invest in Health Promotion

Courtesy of the Australian Health Promotion Assoc.
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2019-2020 Health Promotion Business Plan

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2019-2020 Annual Report

More information on North Coast primary health services, information and local activities see these links below.

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Get Healthy


Your free NSW Health service provides the expertise and motivation you need to help reach your goals.

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Make Healthy Normal

With over half the adults in NSW overweight or obese, being unhealthy has become normal. Just a handful of belly fat increases risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and type 2 diabetes. The good news? It’s never too late to make healthy normal.
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Get Healthy at Work

Improve health at your business with free health checks and everything you need to develop a simple, effective and sustainable workplace health program.

Free program for NSW businesses.

Register today!

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Lismore and Murwillumbah Child and Family

Looking for information specifically to the Lismore area on child and family issues? The Lismore and Murwillumbah Child and Family website provides access to a range of current resources and information supporting families to keep children safe. Information on the website is suitable for children, parents, carers and families. If you are going through difficult times and your children need extra care and support and you are not sure who to contact, have a look at this website.
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Kids and Families Health Services - NNSWLHD

Are you looking for information on kids and families' health services across the Northern Rivers area? Have a look at this website. It contains information on local services such as; child and family counselling services, community child and family health services, hearing services, clinical genetics, paediatric inpatient services, paediatric therapy, school health, State-wide Eyesight Preschool Screening (StEPS), and the NSW Newborn Hearing Screening Program.