Local Government Community Health and Wellbeing Toolkit
PDF 3.66 MB
Designed to support the Regional Public Health Planning Process, the Local Government Community Health & Wellbeing Toolkit (PDF 4MB) is a practical tool to help promote health and wellbeing by building environments that support Smoking cessation; good Nutrition; reduce harmful Alcohol use; Physical activity; and Stress reduction by supporting mental wellbeing (the SNAPS factors).
These five factors contribute to nearly a third of Australia’s preventable disease and ill-health. All levels of Government can help to support health-promoting environments to give South Australians more equal opportunity to enjoy positive health and wellbeing.
The Local Government Community Health & Wellbeing Toolkit is designed as a resource guide to provide Councils with a way to assess where current action is focussed, and provide a range of evidence-based ideas that could build on existing work. The Local Government Community Health & Wellbeing Toolkit is supported by an introduction to systems thinking, an action planning and simple evaluation guide, and tips to improve sustainability of your actions.
The Local Government Community Health & Wellbeing Toolkit was designed to build on and expands the support for Local Government actions from the Creating Healthier Food Environments: A Guide For Local Government Tool (PDF 523KB), released in 2017. The Healthier Food Environments tool was used by a number of Councils to audit and progress their work in food security and nutrition.