Our purpose

Making Healthy Happen

Our promise

Health and Wellbeing Queensland isn’t a name.It’s a promise.

A promise to help Queenslanders, no matter who, no matter where, live a better life
through better health and wellbeing.

By identifying places of need and driving the policies, partnerships and solutions that will prevent obesity and overweight where we live, work, learn and play.

By using our independence, agility and expertise to empower communities, activate the private sector and engage government.

By bravely investing our resources and skills where they will make the most difference. Not where they won’t.

That is why we are here.

To listen, learn and act.

To relentlessly drive new levels of innovation, prevention and collaboration.

To think big. To think boldly. To unite those who care about improving the lives of Queenslanders into a force for good health and wellbeing.

Our mission is to create a movement that will change Queensland forever. Starting now.

We are here to make healthy happen.

Our Challenge

A generational health challenge.

All Queenslanders should have the right to a healthier life through a healthy weight.

Obesity is one of our greatest ever health challenges. And in Queensland, this is no different.

It begins with the realisation that the impact of overweight and obesity goes beyond physical ill health. There are many social, psychological and economic impacts that dramatically affect our quality of life.

There are also many causes and drivers underlying overweight and obesity, which makes it a complex issue to address. No simple solution or medical intervention will fix the obesity challenge.

To ensure ALL Queenslanders have the opportunity to achieve good health and wellbeing through a healthy weight, preventive steps must be taken to address the social determinants that drive inequity.

Our opportunity

There's never been a better time to change.

Investing in addressing the underlying social determinants that impact healthy weight can have a huge impact on individuals, the community, health system and the economy. If everyone was in a healthy weight range the burden of disease would reduce significantly.

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Diabetes

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Osteo-arthritis

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Gastrointestinal cancers

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Coronary heart disease

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Chronic kidney disease

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Stroke

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Breast cancer

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Dementia

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* Note: Normal weight range is classified as body mass index (BMI) from 18.5 to less than 25. Source: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2017, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Our Strategic Pillars

How we're making healthy happen.

To achieve our goals, our activity, energy and focus will straddle three key strategic pillars.

Prevention

Prevention means addressing the many things that impact the health of people and communities, including the economic, social, cultural, and political circumstances in which people are born, grow and live.
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Population

Our population approach focuses on creating environments that support healthier options at all stages of life and for priority populations.
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Partnership

We will support the health promotion activity, capacity and direction of our partners by providing access to resources and expertise to scale-up and leverage evidence-informed and innovative approaches.
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Last updated 13 March 2020