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Healthway 2017 Health Priorities Review

An independent review of the literature to determine current health trends to inform Healthway's priority areas.


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Since its inception in 1991, Healthway has strived to fund relevant, innovative targeted programs and research projects that have the potential to build the capacity of funding recipients. It has built a reputation as a high quality, ‘leading edge’ organisation committed to pushing the health promotion agenda by successfully working with local health agencies and sectors outside of health to achieve the health promotion objectives reflected in its enabling legislation. Its commitment to self-evaluation, continuous improvement, strategic planning, and regular review of its priorities are all hallmarks of its leadership style that has ensured its success to date.

Consistent with Healthway’s desire to provide leadership and to remain at the forefront of its field, this is the sixth review of Healthway’s health promotion priorities. The first, by Bruce Armstrong in 1991, provided the initial framework for Healthway’s priorities. The second, in 1998, informed the development of Healthway’s 2000-2003 strategic plan, the third in 2003, informed the development of Healthway’s 2004-2007 strategic plan, the fourth in 2007 informed the development of Healthway’s 2008-2011 strategic plan, and a fifth priorities review in 2011 informed the development of the 2012 to 2017 strategic plan. The 2015 review was compiled to inform the development of Healthway’s next strategic direction, with this 2017 update provided to reflect two addenda; 1) A Rapid Review of Contemporary Health Promotion and 2) Considerations for Health Message Framing.


Rosenberg M, Lester L and Teal R. Healthway’s Health Priorities Review: Active childhood, supportive environments and healthy ageing. Health Promotion Evaluation Unit, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, 2017.



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