Is your organisation a health promotion charity?What is a health promotion charity (HPC)?A health promotion charity (HPC) is a type of charity whose principal activity is promoting the prevention or control of diseases in human beings. This may include providing public information about a disease, research to develop cures or treatments, or providing equipment to help people who are suffering from the disease.
Examples of HPCs include: some community health care providers, medical research organisations and organisations that seek to prevent human diseases by raising public awareness of such diseases.
Who determines HPC status?From 3 December 2012
From 3 December 2012, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is responsible for determining HPC status. The ACNC registers organisations as charities, including particular types of charities such as HPCs. The ATO accepts that an organisation is an HPC if it is registered by the ACNC as an HPC.
Promotion of Physical and mental health, we do this by providing information, running courses as well as providing exercise classes and training in the fields of physical activity and mental health .