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).
The theme for Public Health Week 2017, ‘Step Up. Be Healthy’ focuses on the physical as well as metaphorical steps that we can take as policy makers, Councils, communities and individuals, to build a healthier community for all South Australians.
Councils and organisations, may choose to align activities during Public Health Week to the daily themes shown below:
|Monday 3 April||Step towards a healthier South Australia|
|Tuesday 4 April||Step towards active living|
|Wednesday 5 April||Step towards healthy choices|
|Thursday 6 April||Step towards healthy kids|
|Friday 7 April||It's not just our physical health……..World Health Day (Theme: Depression)|
SA Health has a range of Public Health resources available. These include:
- Resource Toolkit for Local Councils (PDF 2MB) which is for Local Councils participating in Public Health Week 2017.
- Health Promotion Community Education Resource order form (DOC 159KB) which includes the:
- Australian Dietary Guidelines
- Healthy Weight Guide
- Physical Activity Guidelines
- Health Protection Programs Resource order form (DOC 2.2MB) which includes:
- Fight the Bite
- swimming pool resources
- immunisation resources
- Public Health Week 2017 Resource Order Form (DOC 132KB) for
health services, schools, pre-schools, child care, Family Day Care, out of school hours care (OSHC), community organisations and Local Government
For more information about Public Health Week 2017, contact SA Health’s Local Government Relations and Policy Team on telephone (08) 8226 7957 or email email@example.com
Public Health Week 2016
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;