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Final HealthWest Update

April 28, 2022

Final HealthWest Update

News@HealthWest

27 APRIL 2022 HEALTHWEST’S FINAL UPDATE This is HealthWest Partnership’s last e-news and update. The staff group will be finishing over the next few days and I will be available until the 19 May. The website will be live until the 31 May 2022. The Department of Health has funded VicPCP to develop a web-based […]

Health Communication in Practice

March 7, 2022

Health Communication in Practice

Community Participation, Health Literacy

For various reasons, public health messages do not always reach migrant and refugee populations. This means that many people in these communities routinely experience worse health outcomes. Many people from migrant and refugee populations have limited experiences of public health messaging or complex health systems like Australia’s. This makes work as multilingual health educators even […]

HealthWest goes Agile #4: Does agile have a place in our future?

February 2, 2022

HealthWest goes Agile #4: Does agile have a place in our future?

Evaluation, News@HealthWest

In our last blog about HealthWest’s foray into Agile Project Management approaches we left you in a groovy place. We had: come a long way in adapting some of our day-to-day processes clarified the applicability of iterative approaches by developing selection criteria begun to identify some of the specific benefits of working iteratively And begun […]

HealthWest in 2021

December 21, 2021

HealthWest in 2021

News@HealthWest

HealthWest Partnership finishes 2021 celebrating many achievements that have been delivered through strong partnerships and collaboration with members, funders and stakeholders. This short clip chronicles some of our work in 2021. Thanks to all who journeyed together with us!

HealthWest Goes Agile: Dancing between traditional and emergent models

December 8, 2021

HealthWest Goes Agile: Dancing between traditional and emergent models

Evaluation

Peace, love and harmony are everything when we go groovy dancing.    But more on this later.  We at HealthWest are moving along a path of uncharted territory (or at least uncharted for us).  We are testing out the applicability of Agile Project Management methodologies in a health and community services setting.  We have done a bit of research on Agile but mainly jumped in to learn through […]

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 […]

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