Health Promotion

The Health Promotion team works across the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) catchment area (PDF) and aims to keep the population healthy by preventing chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory disease and some cancers) and injury.

Chronic diseases share common risk factors:

  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Harmful alcohol use
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physical inactivity.

Health Promotion professionals identify the causes of these risk factors and work collaboratively with local organisations and community to find ways to address them.

Our work is guided by the Western Australian Health Promotion Strategic Framework (external site).

Healthy Population Program

We partner with local governments and other organisations to develop interventions that support healthy lifestyles for the whole community.

Examples of our work include:

  • Hosting Local Government Network Meetings for local government officers (see October 2022 presentation (PDF)).
  • Supporting local government staff leading the development of their Public Health Plans
  • Working with local governments implementing health promotion interventions, e.g. City of Vincent’s Smoke Free Town Centres project.

Priority Communities Program

We promote health and wellbeing in two priority areas with populations that experience disproportionate negative health outcomes:

Area 1

  • Nollamara
  • Westminster
  • Balga
  • Mirrabooka
  • Girrawheen
  • Koondoola
  • Marangaroo
  • Alexander Heights

Area 2

  • Clarkson
  • Merriwa
  • Butler
  • Ridgewood

Examples of our work include:

  • Hosting interagency Social Inclusion network meetings to identify local issues and develop collaborative tailored interventions.

Healthy Service Program

We support NMHS hospitals and sites to implement the mandatory WA Health System policies on smoking (external site) and healthy food options (external site).

Examples of our work include:

  • Supporting Mental Health Services across NMHS to become totally smoke-free (see summary report (PDF) and infographic (PDF))
  • Developing a NMHS Smoke Free Policy and NMHS site specific Smoke Free procedures
  • Providing advice to NMHS cafés / canteens on healthier food and drink options.

More Deadly Tucker Cookbook

We sell copies of the popular More Deadly Tucker Cookbook (PDF) which has lots of healthy tips and 40 tasty recipes with step-by-step instructions.

Blender Bike Hire

We loan our Blender Bike (PDF) to local community groups to use as a healthy activity at community events.

Last Updated: 10/11/2022