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News - 23 October, 2019

Community Program Opportunity Preventing Eating Disorders

The Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s largest charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and negative body image. We are currently looking for expressions of interest from local councils, youth, health and community organisations who would like a prevention-focussed community program to be delivered in their area in 2020. Our community programs include free parent seminars and […]

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News - 22 October, 2019

Historic Three Royal Commissions

The Royal Commissions into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Victoria’s Mental Health System and Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability are underway. They will provide significant opportunities to dramatically improve the safeguarding of rights and quality of services for all older people, those with disabilities, and those who experience mental illness. […]

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News - 08 October, 2019

What’s Happening Locally in October

Knox City Council Knox Seniors Festival The Knox Seniors Festival is a two week celebration that recognises the valuable contribution seniors make to our community. Stringybark Festival Stringybark is a free community event which is jam packed with everything local, home-made, creative, sustainable and adventurous in Knox. What a Great Idea! Have you got a […]

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News - 02 October, 2019

Changing Alcohol Cultures in Sport

On 10 September, the EMR Action on Alcohol Flagship Group (AAFG) brought together local government, community health practitioners, regulatory agencies and representatives from the Eastern Football League (EFL) clubs to explore alcohol cultures and how messaging can be crafted to more effectively promote healthy sporting club environments. Mark Chenery from Common Cause Australia facilitated the […]

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New Publications, News - 01 October, 2019

Worth A Read

The Victorian PCP Case Study publication “Contributing to Better Health and Wellbeing Outcomes For Our Communities”  provides some case studies on the work that all 28 PCPs across Victoria undertake with organisations from different sectors. The case studies have been presented in line with the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2016-19 and the following key […]

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News - 05 September, 2019

Drug Resistant Infections – A Reality

On 22 August 2019, Dr. Annalise van Diemen presented on Antimicrobial Resistance at the Statewide Executive Officer Network Forum on the increase in drug resistant infections in the community.  

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Four Priorities For Health and Wellbeing

The newly released Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019 – 2023 is focussed on tackling climate change and its impact on health, increasing healthy eating, increasing active living and reducing tobacco-related harm. The Plan outlines the required targets to be achieved at a state, local and service level.

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News - 04 September, 2019

What’s Happening Locally in September

Knox City Council Immerse 2019 Immerse is an art exhibition that transforms the City of Knox into a living art gallery. Extraordinary art takes over every day spaces – inviting the public to encounter the unexpected. 3Rs of Family Violence – Recognise, Respond and Refer This interactive session is delivered by EDVOS, a specialist family […]

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