IMPROVING ECONOMIC INCLUSION BY PREVENTING DISCRIMINATION
Background: HealthWest Partnership has commenced exploring the impact of discrimination on economic inclusion in Melbourne’s west. This builds on previous work on workforce mutuality/diversity since 2017.
Current: A major partnership with peak agencies and community is underway to identify community needs and perspectives. Partners include Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and Centre for Multicultural Youth.
Future plans: Continued funding will allow us to undertake collective regional action to address the impact of discrimination on economic inclusion.
Supporting government outcomes:
This activity aligns with state government initiatives and policy such as:
- Western Melbourne Metropolitan Partnership
- Building from Strength: 10-year Industry Plan for Family Violence Prevention and Response
- VCOSS’s 10 Year Community Service Industry Plan.
BUILDING EVALUATION CAPACITY
Background: Organisations funded to implement the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan require support to evaluate and provide evidence of their efforts.
Current: HealthWest is currently undertaking an Evaluation Capacity Health Check with these funded organisations.
Future plans: Continued funding will allow us to support organisations to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.
Supporting government outcomes: Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-23.