Road to Zero - a VicHealth Award finalist

Road to Zero recognised as a health promotion trailblazer

Road to Zero is a finalist in the Improving the health and wellbeing of young Victorians category in the 2019 VicHealth Awards.

This category recognises initiatives enabling young people to reach their full potential for mental and physical health and wellbeing.

2019 saw the largest number of finalists ever in a VicHealth Awards, with an increase in over 50% of total nominations received.

The VicHealth Awards are the state's highest accolade for health promotion, recognising the efforts of local grassroots projects to state-wide campaigns and everything in between.

VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio said the quality and breadth of the finalists helping Victorians to live healthier, happier lives is astounding.

"This was my first year being involved with the VicHealth Awards, and the incredible diversity of the finalists was fantastic to see," Mr Demaio said.

"I commend every one of the finalists for making it to this stage, and I can't wait to acknowledge and celebrate with all the finalists at the VicHealth Awards Ceremony on 3 December."

TAC Lead Director Road Safety Samantha Cockfield said she was thrilled that Road to Zero was a finalist in this year's Awards.

"Road safety is an important health issue. In their first year of driving, young drivers in Victoria are almost four times more likely to be involved in a fatal or serious injury crash than more experienced drivers.  Road to Zero was designed to highlight these issues with young people early on and to empower them to think about ways they can contribute to Victoria’s goal of zero serious injuries and deaths on our roads," Ms Cockfield said.

"I would like to congratulate the committed TAC and Melbourne Museum staff involved in Road to Zero on this fantastic achievement."