Health Improvement

The Health Improvement Branch is responsible for improving the health and well being of the ACT population through promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and providing ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy.

The Branch includes the ACT Cancer Registry, ACT Cervical Screening Program, Epidemiology, Health Promotion, the Health Promotion Grants Program and Population Health Research and Evaluation.

Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy

The Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy (the Policy) for ACT Health was released in March 2014 by the Director-General Dr Peggy Brown. The Policy will increase opportunities for staff, volunteers and visitors to make healthy food and drink choices.

The Policy details the types of food and drinks to be provided and promoted to ACT Health staff, volunteers and visitors at ACT Health facilities and events, such as meetings, functions, education sessions and fundraising activities.

A copy of ACT Health's Policy can be downloaded from the link below:

Download: Healthy Food and Drink Choices Policy (PDF File - 763k)

A fact sheet outlining why ACT Health has developed the Policy can be downloaded from the link below:

Download: Fact Sheet on the Background to the Policy (PDF File - 627k)

For more information please email healthpromotion@act.gov.au or contact Health Promotion on (02) 6205 7382.

Physical Activity Strategic Framework

The Physical Activity Strategic Framework was endorsed by Katy Gallagher, Minister for Health in August 2012. The framework highlights the importance of physical activity in optimising health outcomes and the strategic priorities for ACT Health in relation to physical activity.

Download: Physical Activity Strategic Framework (PDF File - 918k)

Resources to support your programs

There are a variety of resources available free of charge to support your programs to promote healthy lifestyles within the ACT community.

To order resources, please download the resource order form below and return via email or fax to the details on the form.

Please allow up to three weeks for your order to be filled.

Download: Resource Order Form - June 2013 (Word) (Microsoft Word XML Document - 4044k)
Resource Order Form - June 2013 (PDF) (PDF File - 537k)

Contact us

Email: healthpromotion@act.gov.au