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Winner of $50 voucher


Thanks to all those people who have signed the pledge to put a healthy checklist on their fridge so far. All those who responded to the survey to see how much the checklist motivated them went into a draw for a $50 voucher for a sports shop. The winner, Ann Chandler, was drawn by Clory Carrello (pictured here with Co-Health team member Hannah Smith), CEO of Cockburn Integrated Health at the Cockburn Health and Community Health Day on 6 July. Approximately 1900 community members have pledged to put a healthy checklist on their fridge and report back on how motivational they find it. We are nearly half way to the goal of 4000.

Further draws will take place over the next 12 months so Pledgers, make sure you respond to the survey when you are contacted – you could be the next winner!

Better Health Program – healthy lifestyle program for kids


The 10-week Better Health Program for children aged 7-13 years held at Cockburn Youth Centre in term 3 was a huge success  and due to the amount of interest a new program is planned for term 1 in 2017. Please register your interest through the betterhealthprogram website here

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Check Your Cancer Risk


An online tool that checks people’s cancer risk has been launched by Cancer Australia in a bid to encourage Australians to reassess their lifestyles and lower their risk of developing the disease. Check Your Cancer Risk takes participants through a series of lifestyle questions, covering topics such as alcohol consumption, diet and sun exposure. The online tool can be found at www.canceraustralia.gov.au/yourcancerrisk.

OVERWEIGHT? HEAL works


A national evaluation of thousands of participants was published in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia in 2015. It is available at HEAL, HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA.

ARE YOU REALLY ACTIVE ENOUGH ?


The Heart Foundation has produced two pamphlets to help promote the ‘Move more, sit less’ message:

Be active every day

Am I active enough

City of Cockburn wins Heart Foundation Award


The City of Cockburn won the 2015 Heart Foundation Local Government Award for WA, acknowledging the City’s dedication to providing an environment that promotes a healthy active lifestyle through the Co-Health program, Your Move and using the Healthy Active by Design principles in planning.

Cockburn Community Trek


Every year we celebrate and thank the volunteers who lead the walking groups in the City of Cockburn. Last year’s event was held at Manning Park on Friday 20 November 2015,  an extra special occasionl as Dianne Black, one of the Cockburn Heart Foundation Walk Organisers, received the national Golden Shoe award for best Walk Organiser from the Heart Foundation. Over 100 people enjoyed a walk around the lake and the beautiful view from the lookout at the top of the stairs, followed by a scrumptious healthy morning tea made by Friends of the Community. A very informative Welcome to Country by Aboriginal elder, Marie Taylor was followed by speeches and presentations by Mayor Logan Howlett and Trevor Shilton, Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation. See photos here

Phoenix Walkers Launch


On 29 May 2015 Mayor Logan Howlett launched the Phoenix Walkers Heart Foundation Walking group. Walk Organisers Mike Manning and Naomi Aravena Roman led a group of enthusiastic walkers on a half hour walk of the centre, followed by a scrumptious morning tea.