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Tackling climate change and its impact on health

The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan is prioritising action to tackle climate change and its impact on our health, an issue recognised by the World Health Organization as a leading threat to health.

Number of young smokers on the decline

The majority of the adult population who smoke, started smoking as an adolescent. If we can prevent young people from starting smoking, they are less likely to smoke in adulthood.

The next State public health and wellbeing plan

This September will see the launch of the third State public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023 (the plan). Legislated under Victoria’s Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, the Minister for Health is required to prepare a State public health and wellbeing plan every four years from September 2011.

Screen Free Day on the 1st of May

Watching TV and playing computer games are common activities for kids BUT kids who spend long periods of time inactive are more likely to have poor physical, social and intellectual development.

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