Developing healthy local communities at local government level: lessons from the past decade.

@article{Harris1997DevelopingHL,
  title={Developing healthy local communities at local government level: lessons from the past decade.},
  author={Elizabeth Harris and Josh Wills},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 4 Spec No},
  pages={403-12}
}
There have been many approaches by the health sector to developing healthy communities based on local government areas in Australia in the past decade. Each has struggled with the need to establish realistic goals and to find ways of working more effectively with local government. This paper outlines four of these approaches--Healthy Cities, the Healthy Localities project, municipal health plans, and programs to address specific health problems or issues. Although the picture is one of huge… CONTINUE READING