Health promotion helps people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Health promotion is not just about ‘healthy lifestyles’. Many people in our society have higher rates of disease, report more ill-health and suffer an early death because of social inequality, economic hardship, violence and isolation.
Link Health and Community believes strongly in the value of health promotion to help reduce these inequalities. We work with other organisations and in partnership with our local community to create supportive environments for health, develop policy, help bring about change and develop people's ability to improve their own health in ways that matter to them.
Our current health promotion projects focus on:
- Closing The Health Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Preventing violence against women
- Food Security
- Link Healthy Schools Network
If you would like more information about these projects, please ring 1300 552 509 and ask to speak to the Health Promotion Coordinator.