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Australia is widely celebrated as a multicultural triumph, but any such success remains incomplete. There remains significant underrepresentation of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations.

​Multicultural Centre for Women's Health have released a guide that aims to assist people and organisations to develop violence prevention approaches, strategies and activities in ways that effectively engage immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women.

An award to recognise Victorian training providers  with an outstanding record delivering training to students with a disability will be introduced through a new award at the 2018 Victorian Training Awards.

A study finds children from all levels of household income are drinking too many sugary drinks, and it gets worse the poorer a child's family is. 

The regional priority around Healthy Eating and Active Living has gained momentum throughout March. The working groups, with a focus on Healthy Eating themes, have been busy progressing actions within the Action Plan, and preparing progress reports which will be completed and submitted to the Backbone Support Group by the end of March.

On 26 March, the highly anticipated This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, a movement to encourage and support women who are physically active was launched.

The profound GROW program established by G21-Geelong Region Alliance and Give Where You Live Foundation to target disadvantage has won a prestigious Institute of Public Administration Australia award.

The seven themes for the Healthier Eating and Active Living (HE&AL) plan have become the platform for shared discussion across a range of organisations in our region.

Victorians are once again being urged to sign up and get active through the Premier’s Active April challenge, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year.

Nominations are now open for the City of Hreater Geelong's 2018 Women in Community Life Awards. Nominations close 5pm Sunday, 18 February, 2018.

‘Head to Health’ is Australia’s new digital mental health gateway and provides a one-stop shop for services and resources delivered by some of Australia’s most trusted mental health service providers; including free or low-cost apps, online support communities, online courses and phone services.

People in Geelong’s northern suburbs will soon have access to additional health services through the $33 million Barwon Health North project, which is starting to take shape, with extra child and family support confirmed today as part of the project.

Over 1300 Surf Coast students participated in Council's celebration for International Day of People with Disability 2017

Young people will have access to health and wellbeing services and a social space, following the launch of the Surf Coast Youth Pod.

Travelling to access specialist services often places a large burden for patients in Rural areas. Flying Doctor Telehealth offers the opportunity for patients to access specialist services, without leaving their community.

DEBORAH Haygarth has multiple sclerosis, and work to do.

She won’t let her affliction deter her devoted advocacy for women living with disability, and G21-Geelong Region Alliance has opened its doors to help enable her mission.

The Backbone Support Group and our partners have finalised an Action plan around the shared health promotion priority of Healthy Eating and Active Living.

Bellarine Community Health has released a summary report of the community engagements sessions called 'Community Conversations'.

VicHealth’s biggest ever investment in women’s sport was announced last week, which will deliver a range of new opportunities designed to help Victorian women and girls get involved in sport – including those who’ve never played.

There are many key stakeholders within the G21 Region, committed to improving our understanding of family violence who are working together to reduce the current alarming rates of violence against women and children.

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