11/06/2021 - 15:00

$2m for Cancer Council WA’s public health campaign

11/06/2021 - 15:00

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Cancer Council WA has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from Healthway for public health campaigns over the next three years to encourage healthy lifestyles.

$2m for Cancer Council WA’s public health campaign
Cancer Council WA is led by Ashley Reid. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira

Cancer Council WA has been awarded a $2.1 million grant from Healthway for public health campaigns over the next three years to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The funding will help the organisation conduct policy and research-related work to achieve significant and positive health outcomes relating to healthy eating and alcohol-related harm in the community.

In a statement, Cancer Council WA said the funding would support it to continue and expand its work in these areas, including its policy-related research into healthy eating in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute.

Health Minister Roger Cook said Cancer Council WA had already conducted extensive work in healthy eating and alcohol-related harm and had developed strong partnerships with government and non-government agencies.

“This co-ordinated approach is needed to help more Western Australians live healthy lifestyles,” Mr Cook said.

The announcement comes after Cancer Council WA was awarded $16 million over the next five years to run its LiveLighter public health campaign in May.

The state government has funded the campaign since 2012. It was run by the Heart Foundation until Cancer Council WA won the contract two years ago.

Cancer Council WA, led by chief executive Ashley Reid, is ranked as the 24th largest charitable organisation on Data & Insights and had revenue of $23.5 million in the 2020 financial year.

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