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Healthy Schools Network ACT

Portfolio » Healthy Schools Network ACT

Healthy Schools Network ACT

The Healthy Schools Network ACT (HSNACT) is a collaboration of local not-for-profit organisations that actively promote health and wellbeing in ACT schools. Organisations that form part of the network can assist ACT schools and teachers in many ways, including staff training and PD opportunities, class-room resources, awareness tools, recognised programs and general support.

Prior to approaching Praxis Interactive, the Healthy Schools Network ACT was using a simple self-created Google site for a web presence.  The former website also did not have a domain name associated, and as such was difficult for users to discover. This also presented problems for the marketing of the website, as the Google site URL is long and not easily remembered.

At the same time, HSNACT was looking to greatly improve the Priorities section of the site (formerly Programs). Before Praxis Interactive redeveloped the site, the Programs page was essentially a bullet list of links to member organisations, manually edited using a content editor in the backend of the site.

The new HSNACT website has a custom-made Priorities module, which is using a database model and the CMS backend to manage programs, organisations, and ways to group and categorise this information.  This gives site administrators a much more flexible infrastructure going forwards as the network expands its priorities.

The frontend of the site also uses responsive design for optimal display on smartphones and tablets.