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Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well
The Department of Health and the Department of Planning and Community Development jointly funded six ‘Go for your life’ Health Promoting Communities: Being Active and Eating Well (HPC: BAEW) community-based obesity prevention projects from 2006–2010. Five Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) and one Aboriginal community-controlled health organisation received funding to implement the projects.
The long-term program goal was to decrease the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Victoria. Priority action areas included:
This initiative was aimed at scaling up community-based obesity prevention efforts in Victoria, with a focus on disadvantaged communities. A mixture of settings-based approaches and targeted interventions was used to maximise impact.
- healthy eating
- physical activity
- structural changes that support healthy eating and physical activity.
All projects achieved enhanced community capacity and achieved some positive impacts compared to the comparison groups. For more detailed information, refer to the final evaluation reports.
Process evaluations (including some impacts) were carried out locally for each project.
|Cardinia Shire Council/South-East Healthy Communities Partnership|
|Summary (327kb, pdf)||Full Report (8mb, pdf)|
Kingston Bayside PCP
|Summary (313kb, pdf)||Full Report (2.2mb, pdf)||Attachments (4mb, pdf)|
|Summary (535kb, pdf)||Full Report|
Part 1 (pages 1-99) (3.2mb, pdf)
Part 2 (pages 100-232) (10.7mb, pdf)
Part 3 (pages 233 - 451) (6.3mb, pdf)
|Summary (400kb, pdf)||Full Report (1.9mb, pdf)|
Southern Grampians & Glenelg PCP
|Summary (189kb, pdf)||Full Report (1.1mb, pdf)|
Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative
|Summary (137kb, pdf)||Full Report (1.9mb, pdf)|
Impact and outcome evaluation
Deakin University conducted an overarching evaluation of the five PCP-based projects.
- Published evaluation design: Scaling up community-based obesity prevention in Australia: Background and evaluation design of the Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative. De Silva-Sanigorski et al. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:65
Melbourne University evaluated the impacts of the Wathaurong project using culturally appropriate methods.