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Werribee Mercy Hospital – Healthy Happy Beginnings

October 4, 2016

Werribee Mercy Hospital – Healthy Happy Beginnings

Community Participation, Education, Health Literacy, Parenting

Thank you to Werribee Mercy Hospital for writing this guest post on the Healthy Happy Beginnings program. Werribee Mercy Hospital is a general hospital providing surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health, rehabilitation, aged and palliative care services in the south west region of Melbourne.     People from refugee backgrounds often experience […]

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service – Working Out Dads

September 6, 2016

Tweddle Child and Family Health Service – Working Out Dads

Education, Parenting, Physical Activity

Thank you to Tweddle Child and Family Health Service for writing this guest post on the Working Out Dads program. Tweddle offers interventions to infants, children and their families to promote the restoration of health and wellbeing where there is distress and disruption in the infant-parent relationship.                 […]

Diabetes Victoria – Life!

September 6, 2016

Diabetes Victoria – Life!

Diabetes, Education, Prevention

Thank you to Diabetes Victoria for writing this guest post on the Life! program. Diabetes Victoria is the leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes. Statistics about type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke in Australia are alarming, and preventing these serious conditions has never been more important. Every […]

Home Instead Senior Care

August 2, 2016

Home Instead Senior Care

Senior Care

Thank you to for Home Instead Senior Care for writing this guest post on their new resource on planning for end of life at home. Home Instead Senior Care is a specialist, national provider of high quality in-home care for older people. Our services include assistance with personal care, light household duties, meal preparation, medication […]

Sons of the West

July 5, 2016

Sons of the West

Community Participation, Education, Prevention

Thank you to for Sons of the West for writing this guest post on their men’s health program. Sons of the West is a Western Bulldogs community health initiative that is about supporting men living and working in Melbourne’s western suburbs to lead healthier lives. Above: Nathan Hrovat (Bulldogs), Alfred Ippolito (SOTW participant), Tom Liberatore […]

Diabetes Victoria – Introducing DESMOND

July 5, 2016

Diabetes Victoria – Introducing DESMOND

Diabetes, Education, Prevention

Thank you to for Diabetes Victoria for writing this guest post on the DESMOND program. Diabetes Victoria is the leading charity and peak consumer body working to reduce the impact of diabetes.   Introducing DESMOND Diabetes Victoria’s DESMOND program is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes make better choices about their health. Most […]

Our 3021

May 10, 2016

Our 3021

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Our 3021 aims to improve the health, wellbeing and social connectedness of communities in the west.   Our3021 The Our3021 project aims to engage and strengthen the community by encouraging participation in decisions that impacts on health and wellbeing, at both an individual and a neighbourhood level. Our3021 takes a strengthen-based approach by supporting those living […]

Drop the Jargon

October 29, 2015

Drop the Jargon

Health Literacy

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Thank you to Renza Scibilia, who has agreed to share this post from her blog, Diabetogenic – Real Life with Diabetes.   Tomorrow is Drop the Jargon day here in Australia. According to the campaign website, the aim of the day is … for professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to challenge themselves to use […]

Integration Update

September 1, 2014

Integration Update

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New Aboriginal Health Workers at Werribee Mercy & Western Health This project is focused on improving the system that supports Aboriginal people moving from hospital into community services. It is being piloted at 2 sites: Werribee Mercy where Marie Mullins is the project officer Western Health where Amy Hansen is the project officer Both project […]

Community Engagement Network in the West

February 5, 2014

Community Engagement Network in the West

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In February, representatives from various agencies in the west came together for the first Community Engagement in the West Meeting for 2014.  Community participation can be defined as the process by which the aspirations, concerns, needs and values of citizens and communities are incorporated in government, non-government and private sector decision making, planning service delivery […]

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