What is Health4Life?
Health4Life is an online initiative that aims to empower young people to improve their health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of chronic disease later in life. The Health4Life program targets six key health behaviours: physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, recreational screen time, alcohol use, and smoking.
Who is behind Health4Life?
The initiative is led by health and education experts from the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, Curtin University, Northwestern University USA, the University of Newcastle, and UNSW Sydney. Health4Life was developed in collaboration with students and teachers across Australia, and in partnership with the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The Health4Life study has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (2018/882), University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee (2019000037), Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HRE2019-0083), NSW State Education Research Applications Process (2019006), Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst, Catholic Schools Office Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Edmund Rice Education Australia, Brisbane Catholic Education Committee (373), and Catholic Education Western Australia (RP2019/07).
Do I need to pay to use Health4Life?
No. Access to Health4Life is currently for the purpose of research that is supported by funding from the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
How do I gain access to Health4Life?
If your school has agreed to take part in the study, you can gain access to the Health4Life website via https://health4life.org.au/ and registering for an account using the unique code given to you by your school.
If you are interested in being part of this program, please contact us. Likewise, if you are part of this research but having trouble logging on, please contact us.
What if I no longer want to participate in Health4Life?
If you (or your child) are currently participating in Health4Life and would like to withdraw from the study, please contact us. Your decision whether to let them participate will not affect your/their relationship with the researchers or anyone else at the University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, the University of Newcastle, the University of Queensland, Curtin University of Northwestern University, now or in the future.
Health4Life requires a stable internet connection and access to a web browser. The program has been tested using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari. If you have any technical issues accessing the site, please contact us.
Can I access this website on my phone or other mobile device?
Yes. Health4Life is optimised to be accessed on your phone, tablet and other mobile devices.
What does evidence-based mean?
To say that a resource is “evidence-based” is to say that it is informed or supported by evidence. The evidence that supports or backs up a particular resource may take different forms. In the case of the Health4Life program, “evidence-based” means that the information provided comes from reliable information sources and is backed by scientific research studies. In addition, all of the information contained in the Health4Life program has been reviewed by health and education experts.
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