Building and Strengthening Partnerships - SA Health Awards 2018

Winner  Healthy Workers Healthy Futures Initiative

Public Health and Clinical Systems, DHW

The Healthy Workers – Healthy Futures initiative is a unique, innovative approach to improve South Australian’ health and wellbeing using the workplace as a setting. With peak industry bodies and strategic statewide partners, the initiative supports workplaces to implement policies, change environments and offer programs to make healthy choices the easy choices for South Australian workers. The initiative helps prevent chronic disease, by targeting smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol and physical inactivity.

Finalist  Leading the Way through Co-Design


Country Health SA is breaking down barriers to authentic partnership development through the outstanding application of co-design principles for planning health services. We are leading the balanced development of service plans that are tailored to communities and in line with overarching state and national policies. The views of local ‘on the ground’ clinicians, consumers who receive the services, and demographic and activity data are at the heart of the process.

Finalist Breast Screening in the North

NALHN / BreastScreen SA, CALHN

Since 2016, NALHN has partnered with BSSA to implement strategies to improve the number of women aged 50-74 in the north accessing free breast cancer screening. Strategies have addressed barriers to screening such as access to services, improving health literacy, and improving motivation. As a result, screening numbers have improved for NALHN staff and the general public, and in particular the uptake of screening by new women has exceeded expectation.