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Health Promotion

What is Health Promotion?

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health and wellbeing.


Health promotion focuses on promoting good health and preventing ill-health. This is achieved by informing people what they can do to stay healthy and by addressing things in our community that influence and support our health and wellbeing.


In health promotion we employ 5 key strategies that are essential for success:

  • build heathy public policy

  • create supportive environments

  • strengthen community action

  • develop personal skills

  • develop personal skills


Health Promotion at GSHS

Gippsland Southern Health Service work as part of a wider Health Promotion Team across South Gippsland and Bass Coast. The team consist of Gippsland Southern Health, Bass Coast Health, South Gippsland Hospital and South Coast Primary Care Partnership.


In response to local identified health issues a four year Health Promotion Plan has been established that guides our work across the region. The South Coast Integrated Health Promotion Plan 2017 – 2021 has identified 4 key areas for action:

  • Healthy Eating

  • Physical Activity

  • Family Violence

  • Safe Sexual Relationships


These are being addressed through various initiatives including:

  • South Coast Food Policy Coalition

  • South Coast Water Partnership


66 Koonwarra Road

Leongatha Victoria

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Private Bag 13

Leongatha  Vic  3953


03 5667 5648




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