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The world is in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 was a very difficult year for Australia and the rest of the world. Health professionals are continuously conducting researches for better health possibilities for people so they can live their lives fully. NSW Health has made some plans for the betterment of the people of New South Wales for a healthy and fit life.
Some of them are mentioned below:
Reduce smoking rates and the adverse effects of tobacco by:
- Motivating and supporting all smokers to stop via the Quit campaign and other initiatives.
- Reducing exposure to second-hand smoke in outdoor areas ahead of smoke-free dining in 2015.
- Continuing to invest in smoking cessation campaigns and evolving social marketing initiatives.
- Partnering with Corrective Services NSW to establish smoke-free correctional facilities and providing quit support to inmates and staff.
- Supporting the delivery of brief interventions to help people quit smoking as part of routine care
Address drug misuse by:
- Contributing to the whole of government strategies and programs to address drug-related issues ranging from prevention to treatment and resource planning.
- Continuing to build a comprehensive range of treatment and withdrawal management services that range from brief to intensive interventions according to need.
- Encouraging and supporting local communities to lead local responses to local drug issues
Tackle overweight and obesity rates by:
- Implementing the NSW Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy 2013 – 2018 to encourage healthy changes at a personal level and environments that support healthier living.
- Rolling out the NSW Healthy Children Initiative with a particular emphasis on early childhood services and primary schools.
- Establishing the Healthy Workers’ Initiative in partnership with Work cover NSW to support employees to maintain a healthy workplace.
- Continuing the effective Knockout Health Challenge in 2014 to support Aboriginal communities across NSW to lose weight.
- Building on the success of the telephone Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service and expanding it for Aboriginal people, people at risk of diabetes, and pregnant women.
- Supporting a healthy start to life through breastfeeding, good nutrition, and a healthy weight gain in pregnancy