G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar: New Strategic Plan on a Page

The G21 Health and Wellbeing Pillar Executive have met to alter the current Pillar activities based on new directions provided by DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services). The draft plan has been reviewed by DHHS and they have signed off on the new directions.

Colac Area Health has been recognised by the Global Network for Tobacco Free Healthcare Services for its efforts in controlling Tobacco Use within the community.

The Framework provides guidance for the development and implementation of policies, strategies, actions and services to reduce the impact of chronic conditions in Australia.

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH), have contiued to recieve funding to manage and improve Health Translations information for diverse communities.

As the shared health priority of Healthier Eating and Active Living gains momentum across the G21 Region, it is important to understand the extent and level of work currently undertaken by many partner agencies across the G21 Region.

G21 HWB partner agencies have been working collectively to identify challenges in the Mental Health System regarding the care and outcomes for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the G21 Region.

A group of 15 Iraqi and Karen new arrivals had the opportunity to participate in a seven weeks cooking course at Jamie’s Ministry of Food Geelong thanks to the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar.

The aim of the Rental Affordability Snapshot (RAS) is to calculate the proportion of advertised rental properties that are both affordable and appropriate for different household types on the minimum wage, or on a Commonwealth income support payment or pension. 

If you're 15 to 19 years old, living in Australia and want to have a say about the things that affect you...here is your chance!  

As of May 2018, all major Victorian food outlets and supermarket chains to display kilojoule contents on their menus.

The recently released Primary Prevention Strategy Free from Violence: Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women sets out the path for all Victorians to experience equality and respect in their homes, workplaces and communities.

Teaching staff will be provided with more resources to support young people in an Australian first initiative to tackle disordered eating.

Respectful relationships education (RRE) is the comprehensive approach to the primary prevention of gender-based violence in schools.

The VCOSS policy team has been busy analysing the 2017 Victorian Budget in detail, providing a number of fantastic summaries of initiatives and sector views in key policy areas on:

A Rainbow Flag will fly outside Surf Coast Shire headquarters on IDAHOBIT Day indefinitely until a time, if and when, legislation is passed in Federal Parliament legalising gay marriage.

Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen, has undertaken part of an LGBTI Equality Roadshow across rural and regional Victoria.

Advocacy group Parents’ Voice is campaigning for food outlets to provide water instead of sugary drinks in children’s meals. 

The State Government is progressing in response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence with a census of all workforces that intersect with family violence.

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy was developed in partnership with 5 x Councils that make up the G21 Region – City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Colac-Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Borough of Queenscliffe. 

Victorian women and girls are being urged to continue the charge and out-do the men and boys at this year’s Premier's Active April challenge.