Public Health Week

Public Health Week 2017 will be held from Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April (aligning with World Health Day on Friday 7 April).

The theme for Public Health Week 2017, Step Up. Be Healthy focuses on the physical as well as metaphorical steps that we can take as policy makers, Councils, communities and individuals, to build a healthier community for all South Australians.

For a full list of events being held during Public Health Week, visit our 2017 Public Health Week events page.

Daily themes

Councils and organisations, may choose to align activities during Public Health Week to the daily themes shown below:

Day Theme
Monday 3 April Step towards a healthier South Australia
Tuesday 4 April Step towards active living
Wednesday 5 April Step towards healthy choices
Thursday 6 April Step towards healthy kids
Friday 7 April It's not just our physical health……..World Health Day (Theme: Depression)

Supporting resources

SA Health has a range of Public Health resources available. These include:

Further information

For more information about Public Health Week 2017, contact SA Health’s Local Government Relations and Policy Team on telephone (08) 8226 7957 or email

Step Up. Be Healthy. Public Health Week 2017 3 to 7 April

Public Health Week 2016

Look ‘behind the scenes’ during Public Health Week

Public Health Week 2016 provided a great opportunity to learn more about public health and all the ways it touches your life every day, as well as what you can do to keep safe and well.

For example, public health in South Australia:

  • protects your health
  • prevents illness
  • promotes ways people can achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing
  • is delivered by the State Government, local councils and other organisations, all working together to deal with existing public health issues and to prepare for challenges in the future.

Public Health Week activities

During Public Health Week 2016, there were a range of activities organised by SA Health, the Local Government Association and local councils, including displays, activities and, on Thursday 7 April, a stall in Rundle Mall to mark World Health Day.

Local Councils and Public Health Week

Public Health Week provided opportunities for local councils to showcase their public health initiatives through activities like events, displays and promotions.

To help local councils plan and prepare for Public Health Week 2016, SA Health provided a range of resources, including;

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