NSW Health Local Government Resource

Client:Centre for Population Health

Elton Consulting was engaged by the Centre for Population Health to develop a resource to support Local Health Districts (LHDs) and local government to work together on health promotion projects in seven priority health areas. These include chronic disease prevention, healthy built environments, tobacco control, harm reduction, falls prevention, sexually transmitted diseases and drug and alcohol prevention.

The final resource drew on an extensive research and engagement process, including a literature review, case studies of local health promotion partnerships, interviews with a variety of stakeholders, and a number of collaborative workshops. The project also included the production of a local government document, summarising key features of the local government sector and the current reform process as well as opportunities for strategic engagement between LHDs and councils.