March 20 2023
The PHN is encouraging people across the Hunter, New England and Central Coast to consider their future health care preferences and understand the importance of advance care planning, during this year’s Advance Care Planning week.
Posted January 04, 2024
As the new year ticks over, the PHN is urging individuals and healthcare professionals in the Hunter New England and Central Coast regions to embrace the "Bounce into Better Health & Wellbeing" campaign for their new year resolutions.
Launched by the PHN during Heart Week in 2023, the campaign aims to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and has gained momentum in supporting local primary health practitioners' efforts in preventative care.
Focusing on empowering healthcare professionals with tools and resources, the campaign's goal is to promote awareness of the benefits of healthy lifestyles and support local primary health practitioners in their preventative care efforts in the Hunter New England and Central Coast areas.
Richard Nankervis, CEO of the HNECC PHN, supports the importance of raising awareness for maintaining a healthy weight for improved health. “The PHN encourages everyone to make a commitment to healthier living as the calendar turns to 2024.
“Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, amongst other chronic diseases. We encourage use of the Bounce campaign to facilitate behaviour change towards healthier lifestyles, which is necessary if we are to curb Australia’s current obesity crisis."
Tallowwood, a Tamworth GP practice, has enthusiastically embraced the initiative. Dr. Daniel Rankmore emphasises the impact of a healthy weight on overall health, saying, "The Bounce into Better Health & Wellbeing resources equips health professionals to confidently address various lifestyle factors affecting their patients' health."
The campaign's resources have seamlessly integrated into Tallowwood's practice, making a tangible impact on patient care and community health. Alison George, Nurse Team Leader (RN) at Tallowwood, emphasises the importance of a preventative health focus over a reactive one.
As the campaign gains momentum, the PHN encourages health professionals and the broader community to revisit their health-related resolutions for the upcoming year. By leveraging the campaign's tools and resources, the hope is to create a ripple effect of positive change, fostering a community that prioritises and embraces healthier living.
For more information on the campaign, or to access resources, visit https://thephn.com.au/bounce-for-health-professionals for Health Professionals, and https://thephn.com.au/bounce for consumers.
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