Barwon Health, the Coordinating Centre for the Victorian Network, is looking to join other health services (including Alfred Health and Colac Area Health) who are recognised through the GNTH Gold Forum process for their high level of smokefree implementation. The validation day in March provided an opportunity for all Clinical Directorates and supporting services to showcase their efforts and to demonstrate their commitment to a smokefree healthcare service and to embedding smoking interventions into routine care.
The international assessment process is now underway and we hope to report a successful outcome in early 2020.
This conference provides a platform for hospitals and health services to learn and exchange knowledge and experiences in health promotion. The annual HPH Conference attracts a wide range of professionals from health practitioners to consultants, scientists, and politicians.
The HPH Conference will be held in Seoul, Korea from the 3rd to the 5th June 2020.
In an effort to ‘virtually eliminate’ smoking in Victoria, 24 organisations (including the Victorian Network of Smokefree Healthcare Services - VNSHS) have signed on with great enthusiasm to Target 2025 - which aims to reduce the daily smoking prevalence to 5% by 2025.
We all know that tobacco consumption is the single most preventable cause of death and disability in the world. It follows that the role of health services is vital - for providing appropriate care to smokers, for providing safe environments and for being a strong voice for action against tobacco.