Western Region Primary Prevention Taskforce

HealthWest Partnership brings together partners across Melbourne’s west under the Prevention Taskforce. Made up of local governments, community health, women’s health and others, the purpose of the Taskforce is to strengthen collaborative, cross sector efforts across Melbourne’s west to promote the health and wellbeing of communities and to prevent ill health before it occurs.

The role of the Taskforce is in:

  • Raising the profile of primary prevention in the region
  • Building capacity at a systems level; and
  • Supporting alignment of resources and primary prevention effort.

Here is some recent work that the Taskforce has done:

Evaluation Capacity

In 2019 and 2020, HealthWest and our partners assessed the region’s capacity to apply monitoring, evaluation and learning in primary prevention work, using this tool:

Evaluation Capacity Health Check

Download the Evaluation Capacity Health Check

Read more about what we are doing in building evaluation capacity here.

Social inclusion

In 2019, the Prevention Taskforce developed social inclusion resources to support our partners in doing this important work.


The importance of social inclusion – Animation

An animation to help with social inclusion messaging. What is it? Why is it important? How does it impact health?

Use this animation when you’re working with different stakeholders, community members or even within your own organisation.

Meaningful Engagement for Social Inclusion: A Practice Guide

Communities having a say and being able to influence decisions that affect them is key to social inclusion.

HealthWest, along with our Prevention Partners, developed the Meaningful Engagement for Social Inclusion: A Practice Guide to help organisations create or improve their social inclusion work.

Download the Meaningful Engagement Practice Guide

The Practice Guide is a collection of resources and techniques from various sectors and priority areas. It includes information on how to:

  • advocate within your organisation,
  • inform decision-makers, and
  • engage with your target audience meaningfully.


Stay Informed

Sign up to the Social Inclusion Distribution List to stay informed of the work that HealthWest Partnership and Inner North West Primary Care Partnership are doing with our partners on social inclusion.


Anna Vu, Prevention Manager
anna.vu@healthwest.org.au; (03) 9248 9659