At Healthy Environs, we’re committed to helping organisations get the most from their projects — whether you’re working in government, the corporate sector, not for profit or a community organisation. We will be writing and adding blog posts here regularly, so please check back from time to time. We’ll be sharing some key project case studies, ideas on the importance of partnerships and how to make them work well, and information about health and wellbeing in general. If you have any questions or topics you’d like us to write about, please let us know. And if you’d like to subscribe to our newsletter, Connect, please contact us.

Partnering for community action in health – does collaborative action pay off?

Improving the health of a target community or group requires a broad focus, so rarely is it going to be just one agency or organisation’s responsibility. It seems there is a lot to be gained from organisations working together on community health projects. Through some of our recent project work, we’ve joined up not for profit groups, health agencies, Councils and corporates to drive activities for local communities.

The term 'wellbeing' — what does it actually mean for public health practice?

Through our work in public health strategy and community health programs, Healthy Environs is increasingly engaging with communities not only about their 'health priorities' but their overall sense of 'wellbeing'. Talking about 'wellness' implies a willingness to engage with people on all aspects of their health — mental and physical. It also enables some flexibility — allowing people to define their own wellness priorities.