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Which way to workplace health?

Gabrielle Lis

Across Australia, government has allocated funding for the Healthy Worker Initiative, which has a focus on preventative health. Is this a step in the right direction?

When Comcare declared October to be “Healthy@work, Happy@home” month, they tapped into a growing trend within Australia. Unions, business and government are increasingly interested in how work can be used to improve health. From the government’s perspective, this is linked to a strategic focus on preventive health, and a strategy of addressing the “SNAP” risk factors for chronic illness (smoking, nutrition,...

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