Heart Foundation Local Government Awards

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29 May 2009



Local Governments creating healthy communities should not miss out on the great

opportunity to enter the Heart Foundation Local Government Awards 2009. The

awards are open for all initiatives that build a sense of community, encourage people

to be active, be smoke free and make healthy food choices.

The Heart Foundation Local Government Awards provide $34,000 in cash awards,

plaques and recognition across six categories to recognise the contribution made by

healthy initiatives introduced by Local Government.

The 2009 awards program categories are:

Employee Health and Wellbeing


Healthy Weight

Planning for Active Living

Priority Groups


Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and a major source of disability in

Australia. However, people can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by making

healthier lifestyle choices. Local governments which create supportive environments to

promote better health and reduce the risk of chronic conditions can receive recognition

through the Heart Foundation Local Government Awards.

Entries close on 5 June. For entry forms and information about the 2009 awards

visit www.heartfoundation.org.au/lga or contact your local Heart Foundation Local

Government Awards Coordinator, Nia Gryffydd, on (07) 3872 2562 or email:


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About the Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular

research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with

cardiovascular disease.  As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts in wills to

continue our lifesaving research, education and health promotion work.  

For further information go to www.heartfoundation.org.au or call 1300 36 27 87.

For further information, please contact: 

Jill Sims, Communications and Media Manager

(07) 3872 2500 or 0421 911 116 email:  jill.sims@heartfoundation.org.au

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