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The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a statutory authority with an independent chair and board of governance established by the Victorian Parliament as part of the Tobacco Act 1987.
VicHealth works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to promote good health and prevent ill-health. VicHealth funds local councils to improve access to nutritious food and to influence the cultural, social, economic and environmental barriers poor and disadvantaged communities face in eating healthily.
In terms of landuse planning, VicHealth and the Planning Institute of Australia have also established the Planning for Health and Wellbeing project to advocate for planning systems to promote economically, socially and environmentally sustainable communities.
For more information about the Planning for Health and Wellbeing project see http://planning.org.au/vic/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=68.
To find out more about VicHealth’s Food for All project visit http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/en/Programs-and-Projects/Healthy-Eating/Food-for-All- Program.aspx.
This is from “Social Innovations in Victorian Food Systems”, case studies by Ferne Edwards.