Health and Wellbeing Queensland (HWQld) is pleased to share a selection of our research projects focused on improving the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.
Our research projects
Healthy Food Environments
Building the prevention capabilities of Queensland workforces.
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Project ECHO® is a virtual knowledge sharing model that expands the capability of health and other professionals by engaging, interactive conversational communities of practice. Project ECHO® Learning Series bring together experts and participants to share evidence-based knowledge, discuss cases or scenarios and develop new professional skills.
For more, visit hw.qld.gov.au/echo
Creating a generational shift.
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Projected obesity rates indicate that children born in 2023 may have a reduction in life expectancy. Applying a collective, equity-informed approach, a generational shift can be achieved to better the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, particularly children and young people.
Learn more at hw.qld.gov.au/gen-q
Improving the accessibility, affordability and taste of healthy food and drinks.
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Modern food environments can promote unhealthy dietary patterns, with excessive marketing and an abundant supply of energy-dense and nutrient poor food and drinks. To shift this parallel, it is essential to understanding the values, attitudes, knowledge, and behaviours of consumers when eating out of home.
To find out more, please contact us via hw.qld.gov.au/contact
Pick of the Crop
Queensland Obesity Prevention Strategy
Promoting a positive food culture in schools.
Pick of the Crop is a whole-school healthy eating program to increase opportunities for Queensland primary school children to learn about and consume vegetables and fruit.
Visit the Pick of the Crop website to learn more.
Building better lifestyle habits together.
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Podsquad is a free, play-centric web-and app-based wellbeing program that supports children and families as they build better health and lifestyle habits together.
For more information on the program and its research, please contact Podsquad@hw.qld.gov.au
Driving change through consultation and engagement.
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HWQld is leading the implementation of the National Obesity Strategy in Queensland. Undertaking a highly consultative and community focused approach to capture the diverse population and unique challenges for the state is critical
to develop a community-informed strategy and action plan.
Learn more at hw.qld.gov.au/queensland-obesity-prevention-strategy