We are Healthy Cities Illawarra Inc., the ‘glocal’ organisation working to create healthy environments and enabling healthy choices for the people of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, NSW.
Why? Because prevention is better than cure! We are committed to taking action which prevent and control diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, asthma, dementia, depression and anxiety. We aim to address underlying social, economic and environmental causes of health inequality and working in partnership with local government, health care providers and other community organisations to deliver meaningful health and wellbeing outcomes for our community.
We do this by raising awareness and designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based and cost-effective programs. From fair food, healthy eating and cooking skills to walking programs, after-school youth programs and age friendly initiatives – we are here to help design the infrastructure of a healthy community and sustain positive behaviour change.
Healthy Cities Illawarra is proud to announce the launch of our new Reconciliation Action Plan which will help contribute to a respectful, positive and equitable future for all in our region.
While we work on our new website you can keep up to date with our latest news, including volunteer and work opportunities, on our Facebook page.
Originally established by the World Health Organisation in 1987, we now have a strong regional presence and in 2003, with the support of the WHO Western Pacific Region, the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) was formed. This AFHC, has over 100 city members and Healthy Cities Illawarra has previously held position of chair of this steering committee.
Healthy Cities Illawarra Inc acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to Past, Present and Emerging Elders.