Healthy Cities Illawarra Inc. (HCI) is a community based non-profit, non-government organisation which receives core funding from the NSW Health Department and the South East Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service (SESIAHS).
HCI is a recognised member of the International Healthy Cities movement which was started in 1985 by the World Health Organisation in response to the need to approach public health in a more holistic, community-centred way. HCI was established in November 1987 and operates throughout the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven. HCI is administered by a management committee comprising representatives from local government, health, environment, education and community sectors.
HCI has a proven track record of working in partnership with community, business and government to conduct projects on a wide range of health, social and environmental issues including children's health, community safety, environmental health, community cultural development, healthy ageing, transport, HIV/AIDS prevention and tobacco control.
HCI has an experienced workforce and benefits from considerable expertise on its management committee. HCI has established a strong reputation in the Illawarra region as a well managed, credible and committed organisation which strives to be at the forefront of innovative health promotion practice.
In 2004, HCI was recognised by the World Health Organisation and awarded the Regional Director's award for its "Commitment to the improvement of the quality of life of its citizens using the Healthy Cities approach".
TV Commercial http://youtu.be/Ml8eo0L9Pgo
Look out for our new branding device Hi – Healthy illawarra®. Its purpose is to create a brand that can unify health promoting activities and organisations across the Illawarra as well as articulate the outcome that we are all working towards.
While Healthy Cities Illawarra is well known amongst other not-for profit organisations, many of whom have partnered with us on successful programs over the years, we are less well known amongst local businesses. For this reason, the new brand was officially launched at a Business After Hours Event conducted in collaboration with the Illawarra Business Chamber on Wednesday 5 December. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase all of the great work we do and make local business aware that we have been operating to improve the health of the Illawarra for over 25years. As a result of this successful launch we hope to develop new relationships and partnership with local businesses into the future.
We were delighted that over 200 local business people attended and that the word is now out! Some businesses have already indicated that they are interested to talk with us about opportunities to partner next year.
Businesses also had a preview of a new television commercial that we expect will screen on local TV this year. So please watch out for our new brand and start thinking creatively about partnering opportunities for 2013! http://youtu.be/Ml8eo0L9Pgo