nib foundation has named the six Australian charities who will share in a new $240,000 investment in health prevention and promotion programs to help reduce the burden of chronic diseases across the country.
The 2019 Health Smart grant recipients are as follows:
- Black Dog Institute – free suicide prevention app, iBobbly, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (national)
- Cancer Council Queensland – Cancer Risk Calculator Youth Co-design Prevention Project (QLD)
- Cancer Council Victoria’s Rethink Sugary Drink – “Thirsty Campaign” to raise awareness of the health risks associated with consuming sugary drinks (VIC)
- Life Education NSW – Reality Now: A real time survey busting myths about social norms in high school (NSW)
- Lung Foundation Australia – national roundtable on the harmful effects of vaping, particularly amongst young people
- Waves of Wellness Foundation: Innovation through digitisation (VIC, NSW, QLD)
“Our Health Smart grants will support these charities who are experts in their various fields of health promotion to engage and empower young Aussies to reduce risks such as poor diet and increase protective factors such as looking after our mental health,” said Amy Tribe, nib foundation executive officer. “We see a real opportunity through these programs to lift Australia’s health literacy rates and in turn support more positive and informed health choices.”
nib foundation’s 2020 Health Smart Grants will open in June.