On Monday, 21st August, around 35 people from 14 agencies came together to discuss and workshop an Action Plan that would have significance for our collective communities across the G21 Region.

Mission Australia has called for urgent action to address youth homelessness and youth mental illness following its annual survey that revealed the impact of family breakdown on young Australians.

The G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar, in partnership with Diversitat, Barwon Health, Western Vic Primary Health Network, CatholicCare and Barwon Child Youth & Family will use this funding to strengthen mental health services pathways across agencies for people from a refugee and asylum seeker background.

More than 100 people packed the President’s room at Geelong Cats Stadium on Tuesday 25th July to hear from Australia’s leading experts on obesity prevention and to vote on several big ideas.

The DHHS Healthy Choices policy guidelines are now available to support healthy eating across multiple settings, including hospitals and health services, sport and recreation centres, parks and workplaces on the Health promoting environments and healthy food choices. 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health.

Eight of the bus shelters – formerly regular targets for graffiti – were removed by the City of Greater Geelong’s Graffiti Team some weeks ago and have since undergone a stunning transformation, reappearing in their former positions in a blaze of colour.

On Wednesday 28th May, around 24 people from across the G21 Region came together to hear from Jen Riley of Navigating Outcomes about Collective Impact and Shared Measurement.

The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards are our annual celebration of excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed and effective healthcare.

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, in partnership with Domestic Violence Victoria, have redeveloped The Lookout website to meet the growing demands on workers responding to family violence.

Congratulations to Barwon Health for phasing out all sugary drinks from vending machines and cafeterias across each of its sites.

With over 170 members, Winchelsea Health Club is building the communities strength in more ways than one. 

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.