Community Pharmacy Regulation Consultation
The Health Directorate is seeking submissions on some proposed models for ongoing regulation of pharmacy ownership and premises in the ACT.
The ACT currently has transitional arrangements in place that are due to expire on 30 June 2012, therefore options for a permanent solution are now being considered.
View the consultation paper, find out more information and submit your feedback at http://health.act.gov.au/consumer-information/community-consultation
Consultation closes 9 February 2012.
Planning for Canberra Hospital's Energy Sustainability
The ACT Government has commenced community consultation on the potential energy scenarios at Canberra Hospital.
View the information, resources and full schedule of information sessions or complete a feedback form at www.health.act.gov.au/yhop
Consultation closes 6 March 2012.
Adult Acute Mental Health Unit Final Stage Consultation
The ACT Government Health Directorate has just opened the final stage of community consultation on the new Adult Acute Mental Health Inpatient Unit.
Follow the link and read about it.
What is your feedback?
What do you think of the new Adult Acute Mental Health Unit?
Walking and cycling to school in the ACT
Unfortunately the number of children and young people getting to school via an active travel mode has been in decline; however the ACT Government is looking at ways to encourage families with children and young people to once again choose to walk or ride to school, rather than using the car.
Dr Jan Garrard, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University was commissioned to do a literature review on active travel initiatives around the world. The literature review highlights the benefits when families choose to walk or ride to school rather than opt for the car. These include a range of physical, psychological and social health benefits as well as improvements in community liveability, environmental sustainability, climate-change abatement and reduced dependency on non-renewable energy sources, not to mention a reduction in congestion at the school gate.
She suggests that changes can be achieved through programs that promote active travel complemented by area-wide improvements that create supportive environments for active travel.
Your feedback will help inform the development of a strategy for active travel to ACT schools.
What do you think would encourage more children to walk or cycle to school in the ACT?