Public Health Week

Public Health Week 2017 will be held from Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April (aligning with World Health Day on Friday 7 April).

Additional information about the themes for Public Health Week 2017 will be available soon.

Look ‘behind the scenes’ during Public Health Week

Public Health Week 2016 provided a great opportunity to learn more about public health and all the ways it touches your life every day, as well as what you can do to keep safe and well.

For example, public health in South Australia:

  • protects your health
  • prevents illness
  • promotes ways people can achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing
  • is delivered by the State Government, local councils and other organisations, all working together to deal with existing public health issues and to prepare for challenges in the future.

Public Health Week activities

During Public Health Week 2016, there were a range of activities organised by SA Health, the Local Government Association and local councils, including displays, activities and, on Thursday 7 April, a stall in Rundle Mall to mark World Health Day.

Local Councils and Public Health Week

Public Health Week provided opportunities for local councils to showcase their public health initiatives through activities like events, displays and promotions.

To help local councils plan and prepare for Public Health Week 2016, SA Health provided a range of resources, including;

Councils are encouraged to share their Public Health Week activities by emailing so they can be included in a Calendar of Events, which will be available on this page in the weeks leading up to Public Health Week.

Further information

For more information about Public Health Week 2017, contact SA Health’s Local Government Relations and Policy Team on telephone (08) 8226 7957 or e-mail

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