The panel included Associate Professor Michael Burke, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, Dr Kim Loo, Associate Professor Michael Fasher, Associate Professor Holly Seale, Dr Arachana Koirala, Associate Professor Frankie Merritt and Aanchal Shankar (medical student)

Open to all high school students in western Sydney Starts Monday 23rd August & closes 5pm Friday 17th September.

How to enter

Create a video on one of the 3 topics:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations: encouraging people to protect themselves
  • Looking after your wellbeing during the pandemic
  • Tackling COVID-19 misinformation & myths

Make a video that is less than 45 seconds, e.g. a Tik Tok style video and a file size 1 GB or less

A panel of health & education professionals, industry experts and young people will be deciding on the winners

Your video will be evaluated on:

  • Accuracy of information (more details are on the Google Site – QR Code below)
  • Impact of the message
  • Ability to engage the target audience
  • Innovation/creativity

This program is funded by Western Sydney Local Health District and issupported by Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Mrs Patricia McAlary and Family.

Special thanks are extended to members of the SALSA Online Committee and Students SALSA online Committee, participating schools and our partners Mt Druitt, Blacktown and Hills Medical Practitioners Association and the NSW Australian Medical Association.

We are also grateful to Noelene Callaghan, Department of Education for her contribution in the digitalisation of the SALSA program; Mara Cvejic (Senior Technical Officer, WSLHD) and Dr Ralf Itzwerth for the formatting of this report.

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The new SALSA “Simple Changes” animated video will be the core content shown to students during the SALSA program.

The narrative follows Ryan and Sara, 2two Year 8 students who learn about health and physical activity from their older mentor, Toby.

The video was produced using a co-design methodology. High school students helped to write the script and ensure the themes and dialog would be relevant to  young audience.

The video was produced in conjunction with our industry partners, Visionary Digital Studios.

Watch the video here!

We thank Western Sydney Primary Health Network and Mrs Patricia McAlary and family for their generous financial support.