Prevention is keybecause it works.

Our role in prevention

To achieve better health for ALL Queenslanders, we need to improve the environments in which we live, work, learn and play to ensure they optimise health and wellbeing.

Our role as a health promotion agency is to empower and activate people, organisations, communities and governments to do just that – create the conditions that will prevent people getting ill in the first place and keep people healthy.  While our initial focus is improving healthy weight, addressing the underlying causes that impact ill health will ensure there is a wide variety of economic, social and health benefits for individuals and our broader Queensland community, and that those benefits are shared by all Queenslanders.

Prevention is key because it works. When executed well, preventive actions are more effective, less expensive and have a greater population impact than managing and treating obesity. Studies have shown that for every dollar invested in preventive health interventions, there is an average return of $14.

Our approach to prevention

Delivering healthy strategies at every level to make a healthier Queensland a reality.

  • Influencing broader policy, structural and sociocultural norms to support healthy living
  • Communities will be at the heart of what we do. We will empower our organisations and communities to develop, expand and lead their own health and wellbeing efforts
  • Connecting people to opportunities designed to help individuals, families, peers and households eat better and move more, regardless of where they live

Last updated 11 February 2021