Outcome (goal): To increase access to grocery stores and markets that sell affordable fruits and vegetables to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and contribute to a community’s economic development. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Attract grocery stores that provide high-quality, healthy, affordable foods to all residents and particularly lower-income […]
Outcome (goal): To increase the availability of fresh, local fruits and vegetables for residents while supporting rural and urban economies, and providing a space for neighbours to socialise.
Outcome (goal): To improve understanding of the benefits of active healthy living and increase opportunities for active healthy living for all residents, particularly people with disabilities, people and communities with low socioeconomic status and other minority and high-risk groups. Individual theme elements Indicator (strategy) High level targets (actions) Infants, children and young people Ensure that children […]
Outcome (goal): To increase opportunities for active healthy living by recognising and building on the strengths of a diverse population; reducing inequity; increasing social support for active healthy living; enhancing safety and crime prevention; addressing real and perceived threats to participation; effectively communicating with the public; offering campaigns and events; and, working in partnership to providing […]
Evaluating the progress of Council’s active and healthy community goals is important. Evaluation should start at the beginning of the Community Plan and be ongoing throughout the life of the Plan. Periodically monitoring active healthy community indicators can also be a valuable advocacy tool when seeking additional funding.
Once the Community Plan items for active healthy communities have been identified, the Active Healthy Communities website can be used to link the actions to other council plans and activities. The website has been divided into Corporate Planning, Operational Planning, Planning scheme tools and Local Law & Policy Matters sections. In each section is strategy wording ideas, […]
Most council assets have something to contribute to active healthy lifestyles. For instance: parks, reserves, playgrounds and aquatic facilities as places for activities streets, footpaths, cycleways and walking tracks, for moving around traffic management facilities, for safety and separation bus shelters streetscape items such as directional signage, landscaping, furniture, decoration and public art, which enhance […]
The World Health Organisation developed a policy framework for active healthy communities. In terms of program implementation, the following elements were identified as necessary for success: consultation and needs assessment written plan and objectives surveillance of active health lifestyle patterns, policy, public opinion and environments stable base of support clear program identity and message coalitions, partnerships, leaders […]
A Guideline for Integrating Community Wellbeing into Planning Schemes A healthy city is an active city: A physical activity planning guide (WHO) provides ideas of visioning activities for your local government area. Child Friendly Cities: provides information on how to build a Child Friendly City/Community, (Unicef) includes data on good practices and initiatives, and gathers […]