Queensland Healthy Places Network

Connecting, sharing and learning to create active and healthy communities

Queensland Healthy Places Network

(working title)

The places where we live, learn, work, play and age have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing.

Health and Wellbeing Queensland is creating the Queensland Healthy Places Network, a practical network and digital platform designed to connect people who build healthier communities across Queensland.

The central network will enable people who create active and healthy communities to connect, share and learn across disciplines, sectors and regions.

Network members will include people from:

  • local governments
  • not-for-profit, professional and academic organisations
  • health and community service providers
  • Queensland Government departments.

Building the network together

The network is being developed through a co-design process.

A survey conducted in September 2021 collected more than 180 responses from people in a range of roles and focus areas across Queensland. The feedback included insight into:
• how the network can add value to their work
• what content is needed on the digital platform
• how to actively engage people in person and online
• how to ensure ongoing improvement.

The co-design process has included sharing perspectives, exploring ideas and generating solutions through interviews and a review led by research and design consultancy Meld Studios. Many participants remain actively involved in co-designing and testing the protype network.

To date, work has focused on developing the digital platform as a tool to support the broader network. The digital prototype will be developed and tested in early 2023 with the support of key members of the design group, including representatives from across disciplines, sectors and regions. Beyond this group, we highly encourage people to get involved and contribute resources, events, news, and expertise to help the network – and its members – to thrive.

To find out more about the network and how you can become involved, please contact info@hw.qld.gov.au

This project has been developed with the support of the Federal Department of Health through the Health Innovation Fund.

Last updated 11 October 2023