Health Promotion reduces the risk of chronic disease and preventable deaths. Most of these are caused by just six factors:
- Tobacco smoking
- Physical inactivity
- Risky drinking
- Lack of fruit and vegetables
- Falls injury amongst the elderly
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.
You can read our plans for the next 5 years:-
- To find out more about our achievements over the past 12 months download the Health Promotional Annual Report
- For more information about future initiatives go to the Health Promotion Strategic Plan (2013-2017).
Annual Report 2017-18
Strategic Plan 2013 - 2017
Invest in Health Promotion
More information on North Coast primary health services, information and local activities see these links below.
Healthy North Coast
GET HEALTHY PERSONAL TELEPHONE HEALTH COACHING.
Your free NSW Health service provides the expertise and motivation you need to help reach your goals.
Make Healthy Normal
Lismore and Murwillumbah Child and Family
Kids and Families Health Services - NNSWLHD
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.