Local Government Policy Awards
2020 Local Government Policy Awards
Children • Health • Environment
The Children’s Environment and Health Local Government Policy Awards originated following the Environment and Health Advocacy Forum – an event organised by PHAIWA in March 2009.
The Environment and Health Advocacy Committee was formed following the Forum and has 22 members from across Western Australia.
One of the Committee’s first duties was to prioritise the advocacy consensus targets developed from the Forum. The area of children’s environment and health was allocated the highest priority.
Subsequently a range of ideas focusing on how to advocate for improved children’s environment and health were canvassed and it was agreed that targeting the Local Government sector would be most suitable given that many of the settings where children congregate come under the jurisdiction of Local Government.
Why a report card?
Although report cards have not often been used to assess policy, they have proven to be effective in evaluating program quality, promoting program improvement and informing and advocating for programs in many settings including schools, urban planning and health services. This project employs the report card as an innovative advocacy tool that acts as both an effective evaluation mechanism of local government corporate strategy and an instrument to promote positive change in the local government sector.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE AWARDS HAS BEEN EXTENDED. THE CEREMONY WILL STILL BE GOING AHEAD AT A LATER DATE.PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTS (THEY MAY STILL BE ELIGIBLE EVEN IF YOUR EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED). PHAIWA STAFF WILL ALSO BE WORKING FROM HOME SO IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL – WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We are excited to announce we are celebrating the 10th year of the awards and nominations for the 2020 awards are now open!
The awards recognise and celebrate Local Governments who prioritise the health and well-being of children through the implementation of innovative, sustainable projects and programs supported by strong public health policy.