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Public health

We advocate on behalf of local government to improve community health through public health regulations and plans.

Developing frameworks, case studies and guides is another way we assist councils with their own health policies.

LiveLighter campaign

Cancer Council Victoria has launched their LiveLighter campaign, a statewide social marketing initiative to promote healthy weight through healthy eating and physical activity.

The MAV has signed on as an official LiveLighter supporter and is encouraging councils to also consider joining this campaign.

In partnership with the Heart Foundation, the Cancer Council Victoria will ensure LiveLighter also provides a wealth of information, resources and tools to support and encourage people in making and maintaining positive lifestyle changes.

The Cancer Council can also forward information that has been provided to Healthy Together Community-funded councils, such as media and public relations materials that you may wish to use.

For further information, email the Cancer Council or phone 03 9514 6835.

‘What are you doing on ice?’ campaign launched

Resources and materials have been sent to councils who wish to promote the State Government’s ‘what are you doing on ice?’ campaign to communities.

The campaign aims to educate young Victorians about the risks of using the drug ice. It highlights the addictive nature of the drug ice and the damage it can have on health and relationships.

As part of the campaign, concerned family and friends will be able to access new material containing practical advice and information on support services, as well as a new website with details of the campaign and information about where to get help and support.

For further information, contact Sophie Jackson on 9096 1550 or 0400 547 448.