Queensland Government wins AMA Award

29 May 2019

The Queensland Government’s ground-breaking introduction of the State’s first health promotion agency, Health and Wellbeing Queensland, has won the prestigious 2019 AMA Best Public Health Initiative from a State or Territory Government.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, announced the award at the AMA National Conference in Brisbane last weekend.

It is the second year in a row that the Queensland Government has taken out the Award, following last year’s win for its Resilience on the Run program to support the mental health of doctors in training.

Nominated by AMA Queensland, the Health and Wellbeing Queensland initiative is a coordinated, whole-of-government public health plan to minimise illness, to protect and promote health, and to combat the State’s biggest public health issues, starting with obesity.

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