Winners of the 2015 VicHealth Awards were announced at a ceremony at National Gallery of Victoria last night (1 December) by Minister for Health, The Hon. Jill Hennessey, Opposition Leader, The Hon. Matthew Guy, VicHealth Chair Professor John Catford and VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter.
The Pride Cup is a locally born initiative of Yarra Glen Football Netball Club, Yarra Valley Mountain District Football Netball League and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. The initiative celebrates diversity in sport and has been promoted throughout Victoria and the LGBTI community.
The Commission was proud to be recognised among Victoria’s top champions of health promotion for creating and supporting healthier and happier communities.
Held every year, the VicHealth Awards showcase the diversity, quality and impact of health promotion programs, empowering communities to take control of their health, preventing chronic disease and keeping Victorians healthy.
Other award winners included a program to reduce the harm from problem gambling in Chinese-speaking communities in Melbourne, a project that works with children to build empathy and awareness of race-based discrimination and an initiative that worked with superannuation funds resulting in the divestment of tobacco stocks worth a total of $1.5 billion.