Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013 - 2017

Project Description

The G21 Region Health and Wellbeing Plan (2013-2017) identifies key priorities for action to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the G21 region.

There are obvious benefits to developing a plan with regional perspective and vision. Coordinating the approach maximises the effectiveness of health and wellbeing resources across the region, pinpoints common priority areas and identifies actions that can be taken at a regional level to benefit the wider community.

The Plan was developed concurrently with the five local governments, City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway, Surf Coast, Golden Plains and Queenscliffe, within the region.

As a result of community and stakeholder consultation, the following regional priorities were identified and endorsed for 2014:

Physical Activity

  • harness the combined interest in pillar priorities through existing planned actions across key G21 pillars (Environment, Sport and Recreation, Transport) to improve access and levels of physical activity and progress towards a region wide physical activity strategy
  • work with service providers to connect their action in integrated health promotion, health literacy, chronic disease management and service coordination to focus on increased physical activity
  • advocate for, and engage in, the development of Access G21 and associated tools that will guide priority setting and implementation in the built and natural environments in local places to increase social and economic participation for people with disabilities.

Community Connectedness/Social Inclusion

  • support key strategies that can positively impact on social inclusion such as the G21 regional family violence strategy; the G21 public transport plan; and the G21 regional growth plan
  • strengthen key relationships to support an advocacy role in community groups and organisations collaborating on shared interests
  • promote the adoption of the IAP2 community engagement participation spectrum across all councils
  • establish a cross pillar mechanism with high-level independent regional leader and oversee pooled resources, beyond political cycles, international and national connections to develop policy on 'collective impact' and progressing the work of the disadvantage taskforce
  • support the development of shared tools and processes for people interested in volunteering to become volunteers.

The Evidence Base

  • update and promote the G21 Region HWB Profile including a collation and promotion of agreed indicators
  • introduce a continuum of data collection from AEDI through to the Geelong Project by developing a data set for 8-12 year old children
  • collaborate to collectively understand the experiences of young people and their families and their views about what is needed and how it should happen
  • develop and implement an evaluation strategy for the life of the Plan based on annual reviews.

To view the G21 Region Health and Wellbeing Plan (2013-2017) click here.