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Healthy Tasmania Update - Edition 2 2022

People talking with each other with the Healthy Tasmania banner in background.

The Healthy Tasmania Fund provides grant funding for community-led initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

Young people playing basketball at YouthARC.The Government has committed $8 million over four years for the Fund. A key action of the Healthy Tasmania Plan 2022-26 is to review the Healthy Tasmania Fund.

We have conducted local research and reviewed evidence about the best way to fund community action to improve health and wellbeing.

We have been talking with other funders to better understand the wider funding landscape. We want to make sure the Fund is part of a broader, more coordinated way communities are funded to act on health and wellbeing.

We are currently developing a new funding model. It will include a range of funding opportunities and  capacity building activities to support more sustainable outcomes at a community level.

We plan to launch the new Healthy Tasmania Fund in September.

More news will be available soon.

image above: Hobart City Council’s Loving Life at YouthARC project

Healthy Tasmania Five-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2026

We launched the Healthy Tasmania Five-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2026 on Friday, 4 March 2022.

Read the Healthy Tasmania Plan

Healthy Tasmania Five-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2026 front cover. Images with people in a kitchen smiling, people assembling a community share station and people playing music in a park.

New governance

Since launching the Healthy Tasmania Plan 2022-26 in March, we have been busy setting up a new governance structure.People talking with each other with the Healthy Tasmania banner in background.

Our new governance model aims for more community representation and input into planning, and better coordination across government.

The new Planning and Implementation Advisory Group will develop and monitor yearly action plans, which will guide how Healthy Tasmania resources and activities are focussed. Half of this group’s members are from the non-government and community sector. The Group is meeting for the first time in late July.

Four Working Groups are also being established to provide guidance and advice on research and evaluation, communications, action across government agencies and the review of the Healthy Tasmania Fund.

We look forward to sharing news and updates from these groups.

image above: Attendees of a Healthy Tasmania Fund Networking Forum.

Save the date – Collaborating for Public Health

This free event shines a light on the relationships that drive health impact in Tasmania and how we can tackle pressing public health challenges by collaborating more effectively.

The forum will feature Professor Don Nutbeam as keynote speaker as well as stories and insights from policy makers, researchers and community organisations working in public health fields such as nutrition, climate change and health, tobacco and active living.

The event will be streamed online. Tickets and more information will be available soon.

The event is hosted by the Tasmanian Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia, The Menzies Institute for Medical Research (UTAS), and Public Health Services.

Collaborating for public health flyer. text reads: 18 October 2022 10am-1pm. Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Building. Includes an image of two people holding lettuce and smiling.

Nominate for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

We're on the lookout for outstanding Tasmanians that improved the health and wellbeing of people in their community. Could you help us find them?

Nominations are now open for the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards with our new category – Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Award!

The Healthy Tasmania Health and Wellbeing Award celebrates the work of community champions and organisations in keeping people healthy and well.

This award is for individuals or not-for-profit community groups or organisations (including local government and social enterprises).Text reads: We're on the lookout for Outstanding Tasmanians, with a list of each award which can be found at www.awardsaustralia.com/tascaa

Share our excitement to be part of the 2022 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards and nominate now.

To learn more, nominate or refer someone, visit Awards Australia

Nominations close on 9 August 2022.

The Community Achievement Awards highlight and reward the contributions that individuals, groups and organisations make towards building stronger local communities and a vibrant state.

Category winners get $1000 from Bentleys Advisors, Accountants, Auditors and a trophy or a Southern Cross Austereo Airtime package and a trophy.