Public Health Plan
Yarra City Council has set four priorities to drive improvements in the health of the community over the next four years.
1. Healthier eating and a physically active community
2. Reducing the harm from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
3. Improving mental health
4. Improving the health of Indigenous Australians.
Focusing on these four priorities will ensure the greatest improvement in Yarra’s health and wellbeing.
Other health issues are also important to the lives of Yarra’s residents, but the evidence and research indicates that Council can have the most impact by giving priority to the four priority areas.
Under the provisions of the Victorian Health and Wellbeing Act (2008), Councils must prepare a Municipal Public Health Plan.
In November 2009, Council adopted the Health Plan, also known as a Municipal Public Health Plan.
City of Yarra Health Plan 2009-2013 (639.76kB)
The Health Plan sets out the key health issues for Yarra and identifies how Council intends to improve health over the next four years.
The plan is based on what we know about the health of people in Yarra which is detailed in the Health Status Report.
Health Status Report (1.23MB)
The Year One Implementation Plan sets out Council’s actions for the first year of the Health Plan.
Health Plan - Year One Implementation Plan (202.36kB)
Health Plan - Year One Implementation Plan (443.73kB) (rtf format)
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Health Promotion Officer