Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Service 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 below).
  • 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.

Local Government Network Meetings

Local Government Network Meetings are held for local government officers in north metropolitan Perth on priority public health issues and evidence-based interventions.

Presentations and meeting notes from previous network meetings can be found below:

June 2023


April 2023


December 2022


October 2022

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. For any enquiries and/or to confirm your booking please return the completed form to

Last Updated: 16/08/2023