Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards 2012 Entries open (08.08.2012)

Written on the 8 August 2012

All Victorians living in the Southern Metropolitan Region are invited to nominate health promotion champions for the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards, to be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in December.


Building upon the VicHealth Awards in recognition of inspiring health promotion work throughout Victoria, applications for the awards are now open to the general public, as well as health, sports, education, not-for-profit organisations and governments.


Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier strongly encouraged community members and organisations to submit an entry.


“As a former nurse and midwife I understand the importance of promoting health and it is important to recognize the hard work and dedication of those individuals who do just that.


“There are many great individuals and institutions promoting health within the Southern Metropolitan Region and I encourage them all to apply for an award”,  Ms Crozier said.


There are nine categories to enter:


  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Building health through arts
  • Building health through sports
  • Building health through education
  • Building health through community and local governments
  • Building health through workplaces
  • Communications in health promotion
  • Outstanding individual contribution to health promotion practice.


Nominations, which close Friday 14 September, can be submitted at:


The awards recognise the most outstanding research projects, individual champions, community programs and initiatives designed to improve the health of Victorians.


Nominations close at 5pm 14 September and should be submitted online at where the full entry criteria is outlined.


The initiative, project or individual nominated must have been active in Victoria from the period of 1 July 2011 to 1 July 2012. Entry is free. Winners will be announced at VicHealth’s Annual General Meeting on 5 December 2012.


Self-nominations are accepted, as are nominations on another person or organisation’s behalf. Nominations will be judged by a panel drawn from key health promotion and public health experts.


Alternatively, email or call 03 9667 1323 for more information.


Media contact: Darren Lawless 9555 4102

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