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The Healthy communities initiative (HCI) is an Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing initiative that aims to help reduce overweight and obesity by increasing the number of adults engaged in healthy lifestyle programs. This is to be achieved by providing funding to local government authorities (LGAs) to deliver community-based physical activity and healthy eating programs.
The Australian Government is providing $71.8 million funding for five years from 2010.
The three key elements of the program are:
Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
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