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Jennifer Alden on How Melbourne Becomes a Healthy City through Sustainability at the Sustainable Cities Round Table 12 Nov 2008

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Devin Maeztri on November 24th, 2008

“Health promotion is a powerful, cost-effective and efficient way to maintain a healthier community. It enables people to increase control over and improve their health. Rather than focusing on people at risk for specific diseases, health promotion involves the population as a whole in the context of their everyday lives. Activities are geared toward promoting health and preventing ill-health.” (VicHealth website)

Working for the Victorian Government focusing on health issues, Jennifer Alden, Senior Policy Advisor, Research, Strategy & Policy Unit, VicHealth, was speaking about the efforts of the government to make Melbourne a healthy city.