Tasmania Minister for Health Michael Ferguson
Government Joining Forces With Hawthorn Hawks
Victor P Taffa
Hodgman Government and the Hawthorn Football Club have agreed to promote our Healthy Tasmania initiative by partnering with a focus on keeping even more Tasmanians healthy and well.
“We’re excited to launch this Memorandum of Understanding with Hawthorn, which tailors the club’s existing educational programs in schools to better line up with our Healthy Tasmania plan.” Minister for Health Michael Ferguson said.
“This is another example of how Healthy Tasmania is working through securing effective partnerships across the community to work with Government to support programs and campaigns that encourage Tasmanians to make healthy lifestyle choices.”
Hodgman Government’s $8.6 Million Healthy Tasmania plan is about working with communities to reduce smoking, improve nutrition and increase physical activity.
Hawthorn has a strong brand in Tasmania and is well placed to work with communities, and to help provide the tools and information people need to make these healthy changes in their lives.
“Partnership will complement the football club’s pre-existing commitment to effecting positive change in the area of mental health, which remains a key priority for the Government.” Minister Ferguson said.