LOGAN City Council has been awarded the Heart Foundation's red tick of approval for its commitment to eliminating one of Australia's biggest killers, heart disease.
The council was named the state winner for council's with a population of 15,000 or more at the Heart Foundation's Healthy Community Awards.
During a special presentation at a recent Council meeting, Mayor Pam Parker accepted the award from the Heart Foundation's CEO Cameron Prout.
She said the award reflected the healthy programs provided to the community by Council.
"As a Council we value activities that educate the community on the importance of an active, healthy and sustainable lifestyle," Cr Parker said.
"We are committed to creating a healthy city, but it's not just our role alone that can deliver this.
"We need partnerships and support from our local community organisations and leaders in the field of health so we can continue these programs.
"This year alone we have worked in partnership with more than 85 of the city's community organisations with more than 25,000 community members participating in our various programs throughout the city."
Heart Foundation CEO Cameron Prout said Logan City Council was to be commended for its commitment to helping residents improve their health and wellbeing.
"The awards are important because they recognise the outstanding achievements of local governments in the continuing fight against heart disease - Australia's number one killer," Mr Prout said.
"Local governments play a pivotal role in introducing structural change, implementing policies and creating supportive environments that allow people to be physically active, reduce smoking and improve their nutrition."
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