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Help promote the #WorkforceMutuality toolkit

November 18, 2021

Help promote the #WorkforceMutuality toolkit

Diversity, Employment, Social inclusion

Workforce Mutuality remains a public health challenge COVID-19 reminds us why Prior to COVID-19 the health and community sectors were becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of Workforce Mutuality. Evidence demonstrates diverse and inclusive workplaces are more effective, innovative, efficient and have greater employee satisfaction. Workforce Mutuality highlights the importance of having a diverse workforce […]

HealthWest goes agile #2

October 13, 2021

HealthWest goes agile #2

Evaluation, News@HealthWest

In our last blog piece we introduced you to our experiment – trialling a new way of working using Agile Project Management, or at least a HealthWest version of it. We shared our thoughts on applying agile to the first part of our Recruiting for Diversity research project.  In agile-speak this was “cycle 1”.  As […]

October is #healthliteracy month!

September 30, 2021

October is #healthliteracy month!

Health Literacy

October is health literacy month!   Join our promotional campaign If you are a health or community organisation, consider being a part of the Health Literacy Alliance‘s joint campaign. We will be promoting four free resources that support organisations to be more health literate: Make it Easy Handbook Health literacy primer for managers and executives […]

Taking stock of primary prevention in Melbourne’s West

September 7, 2021

Taking stock of primary prevention in Melbourne’s West

Prevention

As part of our advocacy work, The Western Region Primary Prevention Taskforce recently worked together to identify what we need to protect and strengthen the prevention system in the west. As many of our partners have recently gone through a process of identifying health needs in order to build four year plans, we brought together […]

Saying Goodbye COVID in 20 languages

September 1, 2021

Saying Goodbye COVID in 20 languages

Health Literacy

Thanks Brendan Park, from North Western Melbourne PHN for your informative and interesting presentation on Wed 25 August 21. The topic of the presentation was the Goodbye COVID campaign, a multilingual video campaign using digital targeting and community leaders to encourage people to get vaccinated – in their first language. Audio recording and powerpoint slides […]

HealthWest goes agile!

August 9, 2021

HealthWest goes agile!

Evaluation, News@HealthWest

We at HealthWest are embarking on an experiment. An Agile Project Management experiment. Originally a project management tool used in the field of software development, Agile, has of late, been crossing sector boundaries and finding its way into the social and community services sector. HealthWest, always thinking about innovation, looking at the big picture and […]

Evaluation – a positive step in the right direction

May 3, 2021

Evaluation – a positive step in the right direction

Evaluation

“Every evaluation, no matter how simple, is a positive step in the right direction.” An interview with Kate Baker, our Evaluation Project Manager, about her enthusiasm for evaluation and why we should all jump in and give it a go. Read more about Evaluation Building Capacity in the West Deb: Kate, thanks for agreeing to […]

Trust in COVID communication

April 12, 2021

Trust in COVID communication

Health Literacy

“How does a communication officer decide which COVID message to share on? If I share every piece of information I receive, does that create greater confusion?” HealthWest’s communication officer reflects on these and other unexpected questions that COVID raised in her work and how this led to the development of the Better Health Communication project. […]

Community Conversations Report launch!

March 17, 2021

Community Conversations Report launch!

Diversity, Employment

HealthWest Partnership, Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) launched our full report of Community Conversations: Talking about finding work in Australia on 16 March 2021. The report focuses on the experiences of twenty young people and women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Melbourne’s west finding work in Australia. Get […]

New Accessible Parking Permit Scheme

March 16, 2021

New Accessible Parking Permit Scheme

News@HealthWest

(Information shared on behalf of Department of Transport) From 22 March, a new Accessible Parking Permit scheme will be introduced across Victoria. The new scheme is designed to create fairer outcomes and free up accessible parking bays for the people who need them the most. The main changes for drivers with disabilities or injuries are […]

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