Draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018-2021

The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2018 - 2021 is directly aligned to the 11 Strategic Priorities identified in the City of Greater Geelong Council Plan 2018 - 2022. It acknowledges the policy and population evidence base that the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age determines health outcomes and that the distribution of money, power and resources shape health.
It identifies population groups at risk of poorer health outcomes and actions that will respond to these challenges to achieve equitable health outcomes.

Extensive engagement with the community and stakeholders to develop this plan commenced in 2016 and included:

  • Analysis of the views of 16,000 Greater Geelong community members during the Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future community vision to identify health related aspirations;
  • An online and paper based survey entitled “Help Geelong be Healthy and Safe” where residents ranked the six Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan priorities;
  • A survey of local early childhood and educational settings regarding health priorities; and
  • Facilitated community focus groups in Drysdale, Norlane, Highton and East Geelong to further test the four proposed goals.
  • Council officers have also been engaged with members of the G21.

The City is seeking community feedback regarding the proposed aims, commitments and partnerships.