The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) works in partnership with organisations, communities and individuals to make health a central part of our daily lives. The focus of its work is to promote good health and prevent ill-health. VicHealth has been the state’s peak health promotion organisation since 1987. Last financial year, it funded over 85 research projects into Victorian health issues to build our ever-increasing bank of knowledge. VicHealth also distributed $29 million in grants for 956 major programs and local community projects to promote good health. VicHealth funds a range of successful statewide health promotion and illness prevention programs, including Quit Victoria and SunSmart.


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The findings of the study don’t suggest that religion should be adopted as a tool for promoting health. Gauri Ma

Does religious faith make people healthier and happier?

As immigrants from around the world have joined Australia’s cultural mix, an inevitable rise in religious diversity has followed. But has this made for a healthier society? A recent VicHealth study showed…

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