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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, Workplaces

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

Uncategorised

(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 […]

What we’ve learnt about allyship for gender equity

March 4, 2021

What we’ve learnt about allyship for gender equity

Preventing violence against women

Over recent years, HealthWest and our partners have increasingly recognised that the work of preventing violence against women cannot be effective if women are doing it alone. Since 2017, HealthWest has been on a journey to learn how to practically go about this and applying it at a community level. Anna Vu, Prevention Manager, reflects […]

New release! Highlights from Community Conversations: Talking about finding work in Australia

February 24, 2021

New release! Highlights from Community Conversations: Talking about finding work in Australia

Community Participation, Employment, Workplaces

  HealthWest Partnership, Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) and Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH) are pleased to release the Community Conversations Report Highlights. In 2020, we asked twenty young people and women from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Melbourne’s west about their experiences of finding work in Australia. The Report Highlights shares some of […]

#BeAnAlly to end violence against women

November 18, 2020

#BeAnAlly to end violence against women

Preventing violence against women

All men can play a part in ending violence against women. Violence is more than physical violence. It includes disrespect, fear and control towards women. Being an ally is about being aware of your own privilege and power, and taking action together with women to end this violence and create a more equal society that […]

COVID recovery: Fair access to jobs is priority

October 7, 2020

COVID recovery: Fair access to jobs is priority

Diversity, Employment, Social inclusion, Workplaces

“I’ve been looking for work for a while. I finally got offered a job right before the lockdown and pandemic actually happened. I worked for 3 days before everything shut it down… Because I was only doing trial shifts technically I’m not in the system so there probably won’t be a job for me when […]

Take steps towards becoming a health literate organisation

September 30, 2020

Take steps towards becoming a health literate organisation

Health Literacy

This Health Literacy Month, let’s celebrate by taking steps towards becoming a health literate organisation.  A health literate organisation makes it easy for anyone to find, understand and use information and services.  The Make it Easy handbook supports organisations to become health literate by providing: A clear understanding of what it means to be a […]

Health literacy, inequalities and COVID-19

July 8, 2020

Health literacy, inequalities and COVID-19

Health Literacy, News@HealthWest

COVID-19 has been a painful and sad reminder of the link between health inequities and health literacy. It’s also been a reminder that communicating health messages to culturally diverse communities isn’t just a question of providing translations of information. Organisations are well placed to reduce health inequities by responding to health literacy needs. Doing so […]

What has primary prevention got to do with COVID-19?

May 11, 2020

What has primary prevention got to do with COVID-19?

Employment, News@HealthWest, Prevention, Social inclusion

In a time when much of the public health sector’s efforts have been centred around topics such as testing, contact tracing and ICU capacity, let’s not forget the important role the primary prevention sector will need to play in the coming months.   HealthWest has a strong history of working alongside many of our members […]

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