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