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Partnerships and Healthy Places

Working in partnership to improve the health of the community

Partnerships and Healthy Places

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Improving the health of the community is a shared task.

Where we live, work and play shapes our health; how we travel, our access to parks, schools and jobs, all affect our health and well-being. However, many of these factors are not controlled by Health; it is therefore important for Health to work with government, non-government and other organisations to improve the health of the community.

While all Health Promotion projects are planned and delivered with partners, the partnerships listed below add value to many of our programs.

Current focus:

  • Education – because we know that good health leads to better learning and our level of education is a good marker of our health.
  • Councils  – because they influence local housing, travel, parks, schools and jobs. Councils have a key role in planning built environments that support and promote health as part of everyday living  [1].  Our district includes the council areas of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills.
  • Health – Justice (Legal Aid) – because legal problems can lead to or add to health problems.

[1]   NSW Health, Healthy Built Environment Checklist.   |   [2]  Kent J; Thompson SM; & Jalaludin B. (2011) Healthy Built Environments: Review of the Literature, Sydney: Healthy Built Environments Program, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW.

 

Education Partnerships

See under HEAL (Programs for Children) for information on:

Contact CPH if you would like further information on the Tertiary Education Partnerships with:

  • TAFE Western Sydney Region

  • Western Sydney University

Local Government Partnerships

Formal partnerships exist, (with a range of joint projects), between the CPH and:

  • Blacktown City Council
  • City of Parramatta

With a partnership being developed between the CPH and:

  • Cumberland City Council

We work with Local Government to support physical activity, healthy eating and social connection and well-being by:

  • Encouraging active travel (walking, cycling and public transport)
  • Reducing the impacts of heat stress
  • Greening our open spaces and streets
  • Planning community spaces for people to meet and for active recreation and play (libraries, parks and playgrounds, community facilities)
  • Supporting housing choice to meet community need, with a focus on healthy higher density living
  • Supporting healthy eating.

Downloadable Documents

Primary & Secondary School Resources:

Tertiary Education Links

Local Government / Healthy Built Environments Links

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Partner with us.

If you would like to discuss an opportunity to work together to achieve better health outcomes for people in Western Sydney please contact us.

Population Health Services

 

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Gungurra, Building 68, Cumberland Hospital Campus Fleet Street, North Parramatta New South Wales

 
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T: (02) 9840 3603
F: (02) 9840 3608

 
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Locked Bag 7118,  Parramatta BC 2124

 
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WSLHD-CentreForPopulation
Health@health.nsw.gov.au

 

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