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#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 […]

Help us advocate for PCPs future

October 10, 2019

Help us advocate for PCPs future

News@HealthWest

What we stand to lose across Victoria: 28 established local health partnerships across  Victoria 19 years experience in partnership brokering Strong, vibrant networks that connect more than 800 organisations across the state Better health and well being outcomes for Victorians in the places where they live For more detail on the quality and diversity of […]

From the Board Chair: Response to commentary on discontinuation of PCPs

October 1, 2019

From the Board Chair: Response to commentary on discontinuation of PCPs

News@HealthWest

In light of the recent commentary circulating amongst the sector regarding the discontinuation of the Primary Care Partnership (PCP) program, Caz Healy, chair of HealthWest’s Management Group, has written the following response: Victoria is home to 28 PCPs that connect more than 800 organisations across various sectors. Each PCP works to respond to the needs […]

HealthWest Highlights 2018-2019

August 5, 2019

HealthWest Highlights 2018-2019

News@HealthWest

HealthWest has had another busy and productive year working alongside members, community and stakeholders. Together we have been able to share expertise, pool resources and obtain outcomes that we could not achieve on our own. Read on and be inspired by the diverse and interesting spaces we have been working in this year. In your […]

Navigating regional collaboration for primary Prevention

July 31, 2019

Navigating regional collaboration for primary Prevention

News@HealthWest, Prevention, Social inclusion

Since 2017, HealthWest has facilitated the Western Region Primary Prevention Taskforce, which aims to strengthen collaborative, cross sector efforts across Melbourne’s west to promote the health and wellbeing of communities and prevent ill health before it occurs. promote the health and wellbeing of communities and prevent ill health before it occurs. Find out what the Prevention Taskforce has been […]

How can we influence diversity and inclusion across our workforce?

July 31, 2019

How can we influence diversity and inclusion across our workforce?

Diversity, Employment, News@HealthWest, Workplaces

Find out more about HealthWest’s Workforce Mutuality project By Tanya Sofra, Systems Integration Manager July 2019 Workforce Mutuality project page

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