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What is the Achievement Program?

The Achievement Program is a simple, evidence-based framework to support whole-organisation health and wellbeing approaches for early childhood services, schools and workplaces. This innovative health promotion initiative can only succeed with the support of local health professionals on the ground.

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The Achievement Program was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services. The Department of Education and Training has partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee the development and implementation of the Achievement Program in early childhood services and schools.

The initiative has been tailored to meet the needs of each setting and align with any relevant legislation or policies for the sector. Early childhood services can address elements of the National Quality Standard while implementing the Achievement Program. Schools will find that the initiative supports them to improve engagement and wellbeing outcomes. The Achievement Program will help workplaces build on their existing health and wellbeing activities and boost productivity.

Based on the World Health Organization’s health promoting schools and workplaces models, the Achievement Program follows international best practice. This whole-setting approach aims to embed health and wellbeing in each organisation’s culture for the long term.

Use your expertise to help early childhood services, schools and/or workplaces in your local area to join and implement the Achievement Program. You can create a healthier community.