Award Winning Collaboration
The Move Well, Eat Well, Live Well project conducted by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has been recognised at the Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) 2011 Management Excellence Awards, announced last week.
Taking out the Collaborative Project category, the Award to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council was presented at a ceremony during the Annual NSW LGMA Conference.
The Move Well, Eat Well and Live Well program involves a range of healthy activities that helps to promote healthy weight in the community and falls prevention for older people. The program is a collaboration between Council, local community service providers, the Local Aboriginal Land Councils, Mid North Coast Health District, the rural network and community members.
Council's Director of Community and Cultural Development, Lesley Atkinson said the program well and truly met the Awards selection criteria.
"We had to demonstrate that the program involves effective and genuine collaboration that has resulted in better outcomes for the community as well as a program that was applicable across a range of areas and could be a model for Local Government.
"With multiple healthy living activities run throughout the local government area such as Tai Chi, heartmoves gentle exercise program, loan of exercise equipment and children's circus sport Move Well, Eat Well, Live Well exceeded the Award criteria.
Move Well, Live Well, Eat Well is a two year program funded through an $80,000 Healthy Communities Scheme grant from NSW Health and the Local Government and Shires Association.
Information about how to get involved in the Move Well, Eat Well, Live Well program is available on Council's website. Click here for more details on Move Well, Eat Well, Live Well.