What is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ?
FASD is a diagnostic term for severe neurodevelopmental impairments (you may see these as difficulties with physical activities, language, memory, learning and behaviour) that result from brain damage caused by alcohol exposure before birth.
It is important to get an early diagnosis so that early interventions and support can be provided. With the right support and early interventions, good outcomes across a range of life goals are more likely to be achieved. A circle of collaboration between health professionals, the family, school and service providers ensures the best opportunities for people with FASD. Read some of the common myths about alcohol use and pregnancy here.
It is important to get an early diagnosis so that early interventions and support can be provided.
With the right support and early interventions, good outcomes across a range of life goals are more likely to be achieved.
A circle of collaboration between health professionals, the family, school and service providers ensures the best opportunities for people with FASD.
Read some of the common myths about alcohol use and pregnancy here.
Find more about FASD
Health Promotion provides older people, their families, carers and health professionals with information and actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of falls and the injury from falls, enabling people to love independently in the Community.
Want to find out how to arrange a FREE Falls Prevention talk to your seniors group?
You can reduce your personal risk of a fall-related injury by answering these 11 simple questions.
After completing the questionnaire go to each of the falls risk factors to find out how to make the changes you need to stay on your feet.
Get Healthy at Work is a free NSW Government workplace health service that aims to help improve the health of working adults by giving workplaces tools and support to address
- Healthy eating
- Healthy weight
- Physical activity
- Active travel (ie walking, cycling, public transport to work)
- Harmful alcohol consumption
Why improve health at your business?
In the short-term, you’ll be able to recognise a successful workplace health program by the way your team:
- Works together
- Engages in their jobs
- Enjoys their work
In the long-term, a successful workplace health program may influence the performance of your workplace through:
- Gains in staff attraction and retention
- Improved productivity
- Enhanced corporate image
- Reductions in absenteeism
Get Healthy at Work is currently focused on the prevention of chronic disease including type two diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. However, if your workplace would like to focus on supporting mental health there are a range of resources and support programs available to workplaces and workers in NSW.
No matter what industry you’re in or the size of your workplace, Get Healthy at Work makes it easy for you to identify the biggest health issues facing your workplace and make changes for the better.
Visit Get Healthy at Work to register your interest, request a Workplace Information Kit or to find out more about the program.
The Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service is a free confidential, phone service which helps participants reach healthy lifestyle goals. Find out more about the Service, including who is eligible, why and how you can refer your patients. Start building a healthier community today. Read More
Get Healthy Service
Medicare Benefits Schedule
Medicare Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (MBS Item 715)
Health assessment for people aged 40 to 49 years who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (MBS 701,703,705,707)
Australians spend about one third of their lives at work, so being healthy at work can make a big impact on helping to reduce the prevalence of lifestyle-related chronic disease such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
No matter how big or small your workplace, Get Healthy at Work can help address individual, behavioural and workplace factors leading to poor health. It can also help in reducing tobacco and alcohol use or increasing physical activity and healthy eating.