Celebrating Achievements

Economic Inclusion: Community Conversations

Aims: To provide community perspectives on reducing barriers to economic inclusion for women and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Melbourne’s west.

HealthWest’s role: Coordinated a partnership with Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and Centre for Multicultural Youth who interviewed 20 community members.

Outcomes: Release of the Community Conversations Full Report and Highlights, with a combined download of 925 since its release in March 2021. Recommendations developed through the Community Conversations project provides the direction for our current work.

More: Community Conversations project page


Building Evaluation Capacity

Aims: To build and strengthen the capacity of the primary prevention sector in Melbourne’s west to monitor, evaluate and learn from the programs and services they deliver.

HealthWest’s role: Hosted a program of tailored professional development opportunities and an evaluation community of practice.

Outcomes: Local primary prevention organisations have turned greater attention to evaluating their work for stronger community outcomes. 53 people across 13 agencies strengthened their evaluation knowledge and skills through HealthWest’s evaluation capacity professional development program.

More: Evaluation Capacity Building project page


16 Days of Allyship

Aims: To develop actions and messages focused on men being allies to women in gender equity.

HealthWest’s role: Facilitated partners to build understanding of allyship principles, develop communication messages and evaluate the campaign.

Outcomes: ‘Allyship’ remains a theme for partners in the west to focus gender equity advocacy efforts. Partners reported increased knowledge and capacity to do this work.

More: Working Together with Men project page