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Help us advocate for PCPs future

October 10, 2019

Help us advocate for PCPs future

News@HealthWest

What we stand to lose across Victoria: 28 established local health partnerships across  Victoria 19 years experience in partnership brokering Strong, vibrant networks that connect more than 800 organisations across the state Better health and well being outcomes for Victorians in the places where they live For more detail on the quality and diversity of […]

From the Board Chair: Response to commentary on discontinuation of PCPs

October 1, 2019

From the Board Chair: Response to commentary on discontinuation of PCPs

News@HealthWest

In light of the recent commentary circulating amongst the sector regarding the discontinuation of the Primary Care Partnership (PCP) program, Caz Healy, chair of HealthWest’s Management Group, has written the following response: Victoria is home to 28 PCPs that connect more than 800 organisations across various sectors. Each PCP works to respond to the needs […]

HealthWest Highlights 2018-2019

August 5, 2019

HealthWest Highlights 2018-2019

News@HealthWest

HealthWest has had another busy and productive year working alongside members, community and stakeholders. Together we have been able to share expertise, pool resources and obtain outcomes that we could not achieve on our own. Read on and be inspired by the diverse and interesting spaces we have been working in this year. In your […]

Navigating regional collaboration for primary Prevention

July 31, 2019

Navigating regional collaboration for primary Prevention

News@HealthWest, Prevention, Social inclusion

Since 2017, HealthWest has facilitated the Western Region Primary Prevention Taskforce, which aims to strengthen collaborative, cross sector efforts across Melbourne’s west to promote the health and wellbeing of communities and prevent ill health before it occurs. promote the health and wellbeing of communities and prevent ill health before it occurs. Find out what the Prevention Taskforce has been […]

How can we influence diversity and inclusion across our workforce?

July 31, 2019

How can we influence diversity and inclusion across our workforce?

Diversity, Employment, News@HealthWest, Workplaces

Find out more about HealthWest’s Workforce Mutuality project By Tanya Sofra, Systems Integration Manager July 2019 Workforce Mutuality project page

Highlights from IUHPE2019

April 30, 2019

Highlights from IUHPE2019

Community Participation, Health Promotion

Our very own HealthWestie, Helen Scudamore, recently presented on the Seat at the Table project at the IUHPE conference in Rotorua. Email her for her presentation slides at helen.scudamore@healthwest.org.au , or view the digital poster and read the Evaluation Report on the codesign project: youth refugee mental health page. The 2019 International Union for Health Promotion […]

Welcome new member: WCIG

April 28, 2019

Welcome new member: WCIG

News@HealthWest

In April, we welcomed a new member organisation to HealthWest Partnership. Westgate Community Initiatives Group (WCIG) is a community based not-for-profit organisation committed to improving lives across Melbourne and Geelong through practical responses to unemployment and disadvantage for over 30 years.   WCIG’s services focus on assisting people make positive changes in their lives by […]

Supporting diverse communities in the West

March 6, 2019

Supporting diverse communities in the West

Diversity, Health Literacy, Workplaces

March 21st is Harmony Day in Australia, known internationally as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Harmony Day is a good time to celebrate the huge cultural diversity of Melbourne’s west, with around 40% of residents speaking a language other than English at home, and almost as many born overseas. However it’s important […]

Welcome new members: Matchworks and Southern Rivers

February 6, 2019

Welcome new members: Matchworks and Southern Rivers

News@HealthWest

Welcome new members: Matchworks and Southern Rivers We welcome Matchworks as a member organisation of HealthWest Partnership. MatchWorks is a community based, not-for-profit employment services provider connecting employers and job seekers.  No matter your age, background or abilities, at MatchWorks we work with you to plan your goals, build your confidence and develop your skills […]

Review of Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria

December 5, 2018

Review of Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria

News@HealthWest

HealthWest is one of 28 Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) in Victoria. PCPs focus on building effective partnerships with the local community to improve health and wellbeing, especially for people experiencing vulnerability. Check out this infographic to find out the benefits of PCPs and areas that we work in across Victoria. (Click here for PDF version) […]

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