The City of Canning has endorsed its first Public Health Plan, which focuses on a healthy, liveable and socially connected community for all.
The plan will support the development of a healthy community, empowering people to have healthy lifestyles, be physically active and socially engaged. Actions in the plan will protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of the City of Canning community and help to reduce the incidence of preventable illness.
The Public Health Plan recognises that health is not just a matter of personal choices or individual circumstances. The health of any one of us is bound up in the way we live our lives, the opportunities we have available to us and the ways in which our communities function.
The Public Health Plan is based on an integrated approach to achieving common goals and does not emphasise public health as a separate area of action. The Plan recognises the actions the City currently takes to improve the health outcomes of the community and identifies opportunities to further improve community’s health and wellbeing.
You can read the full Public Health Plan here.
Want to know more abut the role of local government in public health? Check out the WA Department of Health's video below.
If you require any further information please contact the City’s Environmental Health Services on 1300 422 664.