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VicHealth’s Action Agenda Framework summarises the approach to our work over the next four years.

Visitors to key recreation facilities in South Geelong will be able to quench their thirst through the installation of new drinking fountains.

The City received a $50,000 grant from VicHealth to place 11 drinking fountains within the Kardinia Park precinct and John Landy Athletics Field.

The project has seen the installation of:

Did you know, 78% of employees who have been treated rudely said they felt less committed to the organisation?

The Health and Wellbeing Pillar hosted two forums in July – Unconscious Bias with Dr Jennifer Whelan (in partnership with Deakin and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West) and a Health and Wellbeing Pillar Round Table that focused on developing an understanding of disadvantage. Both events were well attended and the feedback we received will assist in future planning.
 

Vic Health have released a new report with a consensus statement which outlines practical recommendations to the Victorian Government to turn the tide on obesity. The focus is on children and young people to give them the best chance for a healthier start to life.

A new AHURI report examines the changing geography of homelessness in Australia. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution. 

The Australian Human Rights Commission says the powerful new documentary The Final Quarter about AFL legend and former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes offers an opportunity to have a conversation about racism.

The Commission has today launched Let’s talk race: A guide on how to conduct conversations about racism to complement the film.

Reconciliation Australia have recently published a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Good Practice Guide which demonstrates how to use inclusive and respectful language.

Four years after its creation, David Finlayson traces the journey of a pioneering public-private partnership that could soon be injecting $1 billion annually into Geelong’s regional economy. 

The Community Services Quality Governance Framework sets the objective of safe, effective, connected and person-centred community services for everybody, every time.

As part of NAIDOC Week 2019 celebrations (7-14 July), Greater Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood unveiled an Acknowledgement to Country plaque at City Hall. 

Community organisations can skill-up on how to make their services more accessible and inclusive thanks to an online training resource co-created by young people with disability. 

The Victorian Government has funded Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) to support work on the development of an overarching Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework.

At our recent Health and Wellbeing Pillar Round Table held on 9 July, we were pleased to hear from a number of leaders from key organisations such as Emma King (VCOSS CEO), alongside local partners Barwon Child Youth and Family, Diversitat, and Barwon Water, to understand disadvantage through a number of different lens.  

More than 220 Victorian local clubs will share in $750,000 of VicHealth’s Active Club Grant funding to provide more female teams and programs, as well as social sport options for Victorians who are less interested in playing competitive sport.

For those Australians who experience mental ill health, living in safe, secure and stable housing is an important part of their road to recovery. Determining housing policies for people with mental ill health of course means considering people with a broad range of illnesses that may present at different intensity levels at different times, resulting in quite diverse outcomes.

 Thousands of Victorian workers whose jobs put them at increased risk of mental injury will benefit from new knowledge sharing networks set up under a WorkSafe initiative.

Sugary cereals like Nutri-Grain and Milo would be the biggest losers in a shake-up to the Federal Government's Health Star Rating system, proposed by the nation's largest consumer advocacy group.

Prevention of violence against women (PVAW) is everybody’s business; it is a major health issue and therefore should be a key priority for health services. For Barwon Health, Colac Area Health, Bellarine Community Health and Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West prevention is high on the agenda.

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