partneringHealthy@Work was a five-year partnership between the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian State Service that was formed to evaluate the Tasmanian State Service's workplace health promotion program (Healthy@Work). pH@W was an inaugural recipient of project funding from Australia's peak medical and health funding agency (National Health and Medical Research Council) Partnership for Better Health Grants.
pH@W surveyed Tasmanian State Service (TSS) employees in 2010 and 2013 to collect information
about employee health and wellbeing, and work-related data. The TSS also provided access to
administrative data, and information about the implementation of Healthy@Work within each
Findings from partneringHealthy@Work
pH@W used a variety of ways to convey findings, including peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals, presentations at national and international conferences, and local seminars and symposia.
Final project report
The final report that summarises the findings of the research undertaken throughout the partnership is available here. The report lists peer-reviewed publications resulting from the project (PDF 6.55 MB).
Seminars - Sponsored by Worksafe
A free monthly lunchtime seminar series held at Menzies ran from 2010 to 2014. The series paired researchers with practitioners to present on topics relevant to workplace health and health promotion. The seminars were designed for practitioners, people interested in workplace health and chronic disease prevention and researchers working in related fields.
Three annual full-day symposia were held during the project.
The topics were:
2012: Mental health in the workplace
2013: The economics of health promotion: What
works for workplaces?
2014: Good Health, Good Business (presented in
partnership with Population Health, the
Department of Health and Human Services, and
PDF copies of seminar and symposia presentations are available on request