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International recognition for Logan: City of Choice

Published: 12 November 2014

International recognition for Logan: City of Choice

Logan City received international recognition in October when the Logan: City of Choice initiative won the prestigious "Health in All Policies" category Award at the 6th Global Alliance of Healthy Cities Conference in Hong Kong earlier this month.

This award recognises innovation and outstanding practices to address social determinants of health through a "health in all policies" approach.

It was the second World Health Organisation award for the City of Logan on the night, with Logan City Council also receiving a Special Recognition Award for contributing to the advancements of Healthy Cities in the Western Pacific Region. The rare award recognised the breadth and quality of Council's various environmental health, health promotion, urban planning, environmental management, economic development, social planning, solid waste and waste water management activities, plans, policies and strategies.

Deputy Mayor and City of Choice Leadership Team member, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the awards were an enormous honour for our city.

"These are highly contested awards, with 67 cities from 31 countries in the Asia Pacific area applying for only a handful of categories. As such, the City of Logan was showcased to around 700 international delegates, further building a positive international reputation for the Logan community.

"The Logan: City of Choice initiative is close to the heart of many in our city, and this WHO award highlights the excellent progress being made in cultivating a city that is socially, physically and culturally healthy," Cr Lutton said.