May was an exciting time in progressing work in the Healthy Eating and Active Living space. Members from the seven working groups and the Backbone Support Group participated in a Program Logic workshop with Dr Helen Jordan from the University of Melbourne. The logic is non lineal, and mapping the activity, outcomes and interconnections over the breadth of activities currently underway from the G21 Regional Action Plan is quite a task!

The strength of the plan lies in the systems thinking, collective impact approach across increasing physical activity and healthy eating within the G21 region. This whole of population approach is markedly different to other regional areas, with our focus on several cohorts within the population where evidence suggests we are best placed to concentrate our efforts for change.