At Star Health we recognise that everyone’s health is created by the conditions in which they are born, grow, live, work and age.
Our health promotion projects aim to give everyone the best chance of a healthy life by supporting people to gain the skills and resources they need to be healthy, making the environments in which we spend our time safe and supportive of good health, and working with the community to enable people to take action on the things that are important to them.
Our Health Promotion Team works across Stonington and Port Phillip. We work in partnership with the community, local government, schools, early childhood services and organisations to improve health and wellbeing of population groups experiencing health inequities.
Our 4-year Strategic Plan outlines the initiatives we will undertake to achieve:
- Gender equity
- A healthy start to life for children and young people
- Empowered communities
We focus on these priority areas:
- Healthy eating and active living
- Tobacco free living
- Improving mental health
- Reducing harmful alcohol and drug use
- Preventing violence and injury
- Improving sexual and reproductive health.
We report our progress and achievements in an annual report: 2018-19 Annual Report