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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (WA)
Community groups, businesses, councils, schools and sporting groups striving to make Western Australia healthier can secure a $10,000 prize to help their cause in the annual Healthier WA Award. The award, sponsored by the AMA (WA) and Healthway will be presented to the project judged to have had a noticeable impact on the health and well-being of the community.
AMA (WA) President Dr Richard Choong has highlighted the necessity of primary prevention programs in addressing issues like chronic disease, road trauma, domestic violence and drug addiction.
“Primary prevention makes a positive difference to people’s health and there are many examples of successful disease and injury prevention initiatives within WA’s communities,” Dr Choong said.
“We’re lucky that we have such a strong focus on health issues in the community, and the groups spearheading primary prevention programs deserve more recognition from the general public.
“The Healthier WA Award is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the continued commitment and innovation of these unheralded heroes,” he said.
Last year’s winner of the award was the monumentally successful HBF ‘Run For a Reason’ campaign – the event had over 20,000 participants and amassed more than $740,000 for Lifeline WA, The Cancer Council of WA, The Heart Foundation and Diabetes WA. Nominations for the AMA (WA) and Healthway Healthier WA Award are now open until the 14th June, and the winner will be announced at the annual AMA (WA) Gala Dinner on the 27th July. To enter or nominate a project for the award, please click here.