Brace yourself for a fatter, unhealthier Queensland after health promotion cuts

Lee, Amanda (2012) Brace yourself for a fatter, unhealthier Queensland after health promotion cuts. The Conversation, October(1).

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Abstract

Queensland appears intent on dismantling its public and preventive health services. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg last week outlined the rationale for getting rid of more than 150 jobs in nutrition, health promotion and Indigenous health, arguing previous “campaigns” and “messaging” around obesity were “piecemeal” and had “grossly failed”.

The plan now, the minister argued, is to focus on a new centrally-driven and high-profile approach...

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ID Code: 93301
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Nutrition, Workforce, Policy
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Conversation Media Group Ltd
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2016 03:53
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 01:32

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