Cape Hope Foundation has provided funding for the highly successful Healthy George Town project. In its pilot phase Healthy George Town delivered 91 healthy lifestyle sessions with a total attendance of 1162. The Cape Hope funding will allow the project to continue for a further two years with additional support provided by the Tasmanian State Government. This video (insert link) demonstrates what the project has achieved in the first 12 mths we can’t wait to see what they can achieve in the next 2 years.
Healthy George Town is an evidence-based, community-wide, holistic, collaborative and sustainable health and wellbeing project that aims to create a safe, connected, vibrant, healthy and positive community - and it's FREE for all participants!
In partnership with community organisations, local providers and health professionals, Healthy George Town facilitates the delivery of a broad suite of activities and sessions, events and initiatives. Healthy George Town is mobilising the community to improve their wellbeing by; filling gaps in provision, creating pathways, reducing barriers and targeting those with the highest need.
Healthy George Town has been in the planning stages since 2011 and is designed to add value to existing successful local programs/services and fill any identified gaps, therefore, Healthy George Town has not duplicated services, rather endorse, support and guide new and existing healthy lifestyle providers to enhance their service and their connection with the community
Healthy George Town has four core objectives :
- Develop strategic partnerships with key stakeholders for the improvement of healthy lifestyle behaviours.
- Increase the opportunities for participation in healthy lifestyle activities for those with the highest needs.
- Identify, develop and maintain resources that promote living a healthy lifestyle.
- Monitor and evaluate project outcomes.
Healthy George Town was developed in partnership with Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd
Become a Healthy George Town Partner
Healthy George Town will consider endorsement of physical activity events and wellbeing programs and initiatives that reflect the goal and relate to the objectives of the project.
Endorsement will allow organisations to use to the ‘Healthy George Town’ branding in the promotion of their event or program. This branding will recognize the event or program as being involved in a broader health and wellness network that are contributing to the achievement of the goal of Healthy George Town.
Gaining Healthy George Town endorsement will also allow events and programs to be promoted through the Healthy George Town website, email networks and newsletter. Endorsed initiatives are also able to display the 'Endorsed by 'Healthy George Town' logo as seen in the below image.