Health promotion is “the process of enabling people to take control over and improve their health” (WHO).
The Health Promotion Branch works with a range of government departments, Local Health Networks and non-government agencies to bring about changes that will lead to better health for all.
The Branch focuses on:
- improving and protecting the health of populations and more specifically targets those who are most disadvantaged
- contributing to health promotion workforce development and building community capacity to tackle health inequalities.
- monitoring determinants of health, for example, socioeconomic, health behaviours and individual related factors such as weight.
Telephone: (08) 8226 6329
Fax: (08) 8226 6133
Requirements under the South Australian Food Regulations 2002 to require the display of kilojoules at the point of sale in chain food outlets.
The Eat Well Be Active Strategy 2011-16 sets out actions for government to meet the challenges of supporting more South Australians to eat a healthy diet and be active and calls for action across the whole community
Emergency departments are for emergencies. If you’ve got a cough or a cold call healthdirect Australia first on 1800 022 222 to speak to a registered nurse or see your local doctor.
Data, research and evidence
SA Health reports
- Physical Activity of Adults in South Australia 1998 (PDF 171KB)
- Physical Activity of Adults in South Australia 2001 (PDF 535KB)
- Physical Activity of Adults in South Australia 2004 (PDF 528KB)
- Physical Activity of Adults in South Australia 2007 (PDF 2053KB)
- Physical Activity of Adults in South Australia 2010 (PDF 1892KB)
- 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey – South Australian Findings (PDF 1257KB)
- National and International Strategies and Actions, 2010 (PDF 5043KB)
Other useful data sources and surveys
- Australian Health Survey 2011-13 - Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
- Australia’s Health 2012 - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
- A Picture of Australia’s Children 2012 - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
- Infant Feeding Survey 2010 - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
- 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey - Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)
- A Social Health Atlas of Australia series - Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU)
- Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 - World Health Organisation (WHO)