Logo: WA Preventive Health Summit. Action on Obesity and Alcohol. What needs to change?

The WA Preventive Health Summit was held in Perth on Friday 2 March 2018.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Summary Report

Read about the main points of discussion and policy priorities (PDF 1MB) that were raised in the course of the day.

Watch the summit

View the summit video playlist (external site).

Around a third of health impacts from chronic diseases could be prevented by encouraging and supporting changes in lifestyle such as regular exercise, better nutrition and reduced alcohol consumption.

Helping Western Australians to avoid chronic disease will help people to live longer, happier and healthier lives. Reducing the burden of chronic disease will also benefit the workforce and economy, and ease pressure on our health system.

The WA Preventive Health Summit brought together key health promotion and public health stakeholders and opinion leaders to explore ways we can promote healthier lifestyles, and reduce obesity and harm caused by alcohol in WA.

The one-day summit discussed the importance of prevention, and encouraged broader thinking and community engagement around what we can do to encourage healthy lifestyles to reduce and prevent obesity and harm caused by alcohol.

Speakers

Learn more about the summit speakers.

Program

View the program (PDF 1.07MB).

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