To coincide with National Nutrition and Children’s Weeks, Golden Plains Shire launched the locally developed children’s book, ‘The Super Veggie Four’.

This report quantifies the health burden that tobacco use places on Australia. Tobacco use contributes to health burden more than any other risk factor and was responsible for 9.3% of the total burden of disease in Australia in 2015.

The report highlights that health inequalities exist, with lower socioeconomic groups and more remote areas generally experiencing higher rates of disease burden due to tobacco use. 

In recent years, interest in understanding the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures and how culture relates to health and wellbeing has been growing.

The first step in understanding this relationship is to identify what is described in the literature as ‘culture’ and then to describe how the literature reports the relationship between culture and health and wellbeing.  

The Local Government Bill 2019 will deliver improved local government democracy, accountability and service delivery for all Victorians.

Colac district dietitian, Laura Alston has been awarded a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship to help improve rural health services designed to stop one of Australia’s biggest killers.

The City, in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity, is creating an inclusive playspace at Rippleside Park.

An active network of women with disabilities in Geelong is advocating for better access and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The Barwon Hub Women with Disabilities Leadership Network is one of three groups across the state under the umbrella of Women With Disabilities Victoria

Women's Health Victoria and RMIT have recently launched an Issue Paper 'Advertising (In)Equality' which provides an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.

The Victorian Government is developing a capability framework, tools and training packages to assist allied health professionals to support people with disabilities and complex support needs. Resources will also be developed to assist people with disabilities, their families and carers to navigate allied health services. 

HerStory page on the Geelong trails app is now ready.

Colac Area Health’s health promotion co-ordinator Emily Brown says Colac’s lower socio-economic status and high density of fast food outlets contributes to the region’s higher obesity and overweight rates. She is encouraging Colac Otway residents to make small, healthy lifestyle and food changes.

The public now has a chance to provide their views and ideas on ways food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse for patients and aged care residents.

While young people are often well-connected to strong social structures, critical transitions that characterise youth can be stressful and compromise these connections and supports, increasing social vulnerability, loneliness, and isolation.

The City of Greater Geelong are making the switch to 100% renewable energy!

Geelong are proud to be joining 47 other councils to form Australia’s largest energy buying group and help drive investment in renewables.

The board of White Ribbon Australia informs the community and supporters that it has taken the very difficult decision to close its doors.

This decision became necessary following an analysis of the organisation’s future sustainability.

New road rules changes are coming for children cycling on the footpath. After extensive consultation with pedestrian and cycling organisations, councils and community members, the road rules supporting children cycling on footpaths have been amended.

Melbourne researchers have unearthed three risk factors found in both toddlers and children starting school that can predict who will be overweight — and whose weight problems will resolve — with startling accuracy.

On World Homelessness Day, Jan Berriman from YWCA Housing explains the reasons behind the rise in the number of homeless women and suggests some practical solutions.

Due to unconscious bias, many people with disability face barriers in the workplace. As a result, the unemployment rate for people with disability is twice that of the general population.

Eating an ice cream or buying a bag of lollies as a summer treat is now off the menu at one local pool, which has banned unhealthy items from its kiosk.

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