Aims: To improve the diversity of the health and community services workforce, so that it reflects the diversity of local communities and is more responsive to local needs.
HealthWest’s role: Developed and piloted a set of Standards for Workforce Mutuality with five organisations.
Outcomes: Together, they have a collective workforce of over 1,700 and are making real change by improving board diversity and employing bicultural workers.
Aims: To support community partnerships in the design and delivery of health and community services.
HealthWest’s role: Built the capacity of services and community to work together.
Outcomes: Over 100 community participants have collaborated in HealthWest’s partnership projects between 2016 to 2020.
Aims: To help organisations make it easy for people to find, understand and use information and services.
HealthWest’s role: Provided peer mentoring, training and co-developed practical resources.
Outcomes: Evaluation has shown that when health literacy practices are adopted, clients feel heard and supported and can understand information and use it appropriately.
PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Aims: To prevent violence against women and support better gender equity by working with men to take action.
HealthWest’s role: Partnered with local organisations to lead the recruitment, training and support of men to co-deliver preventative projects in their communities.
Outcomes: Our innovation has resulted in a working together with men model and strengthened the sector’s understanding about how to work with men.
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