The Royal Commission into Family Violence highlighted the lack of detailed knowledge about family violence in Victoria, leading to the first ever family violence workforce census in 2017. 

AUSTRALIA’S growing cultural and linguistic diversity adds significant nuance to the principles of effective communication in health care.

Geelong creative powerhouse group Back to Back Theatre has its sights set on the big screen thanks to a $100,000 State Government grant to transform their most successful production into a feature film.

G21 is collecting data on the barriers and enablers for families to allow their children to actively travel to and from school.

Active travel is when we make a journey using physically active means, like walking, cycling, scooting or skateboarding. Popular active travel destinations include schools, shops, workplaces, public transport stops and sport or recreation facilities. 

There’s so much that occupies minds at this time of the year – reporting on activity over the 2018/2019 financial year, developing action plans for the 2019/2020 year and then all the collective planning for the coming year – not to mention work in our own organisations. G21 is no different.

The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2019–2023 continues the Victorian Government's vision for the public health and wellbeing of Victorians:  A Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age.

Mental health is the leading cause of sickness in the workplace and more organisations are asking: ‘what can we do to support our employees?’

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

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.  

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