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Western Australian Healthy Schools Project resources now live!

August 11, 2016

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The WA Healthy Schools Project (WAHSP) 2008-2015, was a statewide community health initiative based on the Health Promoting Schools Framework. It was one of a suite of programs delivered in Western Australia funded by the Australian Government under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH) Healthy Children Initiative. The Healthy Children Initiative targeted children up to 16 years of age through a range of settings and aimed to reduce the risk of chronic disease and contribute to the healthy development of children and young people by addressing the risk factors of overweight and obesity, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. The WAHSP was implemented collaboratively by Child and Adolescent Community Health (CACH) and the Western Australian Country Health Service beginning in 2008 and ending in 2015 due to ceased funding.

CACH has recently launched website pages with resources from the WA Healthy Schools Project. The WAHSP case studies (PDF 1.4MB) and information on the How to run projects to promote health in schools page provide ongoing resources for schools undertaking healthy school projects. Also available is a list of resources and websites for promoting health in schools.

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