Barwon Health North has celebrated the official opening of the new facility on 12 February 2020. 

The Choose Water Every Day campaign encourages us all to think of water as the #1 drink to support the health and wellbeing of our ourselves, our families and our community.

Why? Because water is the best, of course!

The 2nd Family Violence Workforce Census has been extended until Friday 28 February to encourage more people to have their say.

The census is for all workers in Victoria’s health, community services, justice, education and training sectors who sometimes come across with victims of family violence or perpetrators.

Victoria still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality, a landmark study reveals.

Telling a would-be eater how long they’d have to log on the treadmill to burn off the calories of a KitKat could change a person’s eating habits for the better, a new study says.

Researchers in the UK want to slap ‘exercise required’ labels on junk food in a bid to curb the ever-growing rate of obesity.

They say it’s worth a shot, because no other campaigns seem to be working read more

Australia’s record on climate change has been panned in the latest Climate Change Performance Index tracking nation’s efforts to combat global warming.

Australia’s climate policy rating was ranked the lowest in the world with analysts noting that “the newly elected government continued to worsen performance at both national and international levels.”

Barwon Health North is just around the corner, with doors opening 28 January 2020.

The first stage of the opening includes:
▪️ Urgent Care Centre (walk-in service for minor illnesses and injuries, open 7 days, 2pm to 10pm)
▪️ X-ray and Medical Imaging

More services including, child and family, healthy at home and adult and paediatric specialist clinics will open in the coming months.

Congratulations from the entire G21 team to our CEO Elaine Carbines AM awarded Member of the Order of Australia, General Division for “significant service to conservation and the environment” in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.

As part of the G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar’s commitment to encouraging regular physical activity and healthier eating priority, the working group have committed to a collective group action focusing on increasing water and reducing sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) consumption in the G21 Region.

Gender equality does not occur without strong leadership from the top of organisations. This Male Champions of Change Impact Report shows the power of collective action to accelerate change on gender equality in the workplace.

First, loneliness is a killer. An influential meta-analysis, which collated and analysed the results of nearly 150 studies, underlines the impact on health of loneliness, or more specifically, lack of social integration and social support.  It found loneliness increases the risk of death more than such things as poor diet, obesity, alcohol consumption, and lack of exercise, and that it is as harmful as heavy smoking.

The Gender Equality Bill being introduced to Parliament today promises better opportunities for women in the public sector and fairer, more equitable workplaces.

A draft plan to address homelessness and disadvantage in the region is available for feedback until 31 December.

The City of Greater Geelong's 'Draft Social Housing Plan 2018-2041' paves the way for more social housing in Greater Geelong, to address homelessness and increase living standards for residents on low incomes.

Victorians in the Geelong region will have better access to the mental health services they need with the expansion of the Andrews Labor Government’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program.

As a nation, we're the heaviest we've ever been. 

67% of Australian adults are currently overweight or obese, bringing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and 12 types of cancers closer - along with a range of other health problems.

Junk food would come with warning labels, supermarkets could be banned from discounting chips and lollies and advertisements for  unhealthy snacks removed from buses under a draft plan to tackle Australia's $12 billion-a-year obesity epidemic.

The national report card on Australia’s health shows that we are not on track to meet our health targets, and foreshadows a rise in preventable chronic illness. 

Just Released, Australia’s Health Tracker 2019 shows that one in two people in Australia is now living with a chronic illness, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, mental illness, arthritis or dementia. A third of the burden of chronic disease is preventable. 

To mark the beginning of the international ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’ campaign, Bellarine Community Health (BCH) is announcing its commitment to lead change in our community.

Workplaces will be held to account in making sure women are being afforded the opportunities they deserve, thanks to landmark laws being introduced.

The Australian-first Gender Equality Bill will be introduced into the Victorian Parliament, making once-in-a-generation reforms to ensure gender equality is non-negotiable.

People living with an invisible disability shared with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald what it was like to have people misunderstand and dismiss their pain.