The Achievement Program
The Achievement Program is a Victorian Government initiative that aims to encourage healthier lifestyles and prevent lifestyle related diseases. It isn’t really a program, but is a whole of setting framework. Based on systems theory and the best practice Health Promoting Schools Framework, the program provides a framework for promoting health in:
- early childhood education and care services
- primary schools
- secondary schools
Participating schools, early childhood services and workplaces are guided through each step in a cycle of continuous planning, action and review to address eight health priority areas:
- Healthy eating and oral health
- Physical activity
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Safe environments
- Sun protection
- Sexual health and wellbeing
- Tobacco control
- Alcohol and other drug use
You might already be doing things that can help you reach your benchmark targets. By registering in the Achievement Program, you can be recognised for your great work.
The simplest reason why you should get involved is that people who are healthy learn and work better!
Becoming a healthy organisation doesn’t cost anything! Healthy children have improved concentration, and a healthy workforce operates efficiently. These benefits are just the beginning.
Check out the Achievement Program website for further information about the framework and how you can get started.