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G21 HWB PILLAR UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2019
EARLY EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE BARWON MONTH OF ACTION!
We are sending out the November G21 Health and Wellbeing Newsletter earlier in order to promote the many events over the Barwon Month of Action - 29 days to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children.
Please take time to support actions and to promote them through your own networks.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is commissioning a review of the Primary Care Partnership (PCP) Program. KPMG is undertaking the review which will cover the following elements:
Review the function and Impacts of the PCP Program model in Victoria;
Explore the effectiveness of the PCP Program in a contemporary primary care landscape;
Capture the learnings from the PCP Program to date.
The current Funding and Service Agreement for the G21 PCP Program has been extended until June 30th 2020 while the review is undertaken.
Healthier Eating and Active Living (HEAL)
The HEAL Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Framework is nearing completion. The framework has two components: an Evaluation and Learning component which HEAL partnerships use to evaluate their joint activities, share learnings and make improvements; and a Monitoring component which assesses the impact of HEAL on the G21 region. This second, Monitoring component is being developed by Deakin University and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019. Once fully implemented the complete MEL Framework will support the HEAL partnership in assessing and articulating its collaborative effort and impact.
All 5 LGA’s were successful in gaining VicHealth funding to develop and promote a regional Walk to School campaign which runs throughout the month of October. Collaboration included regional branding, advertising, a social media kit and an evaluation to capture participation rates as well as the barriers and enablers to participation which may provide valuable data for future active travel initiatives.
Following the success of the ‘Choose Water this Summer’ campaign earlier in the year, the Water/SSB working group are now developing a ‘Choose Water Every Day’ campaign to ensure continuity and sustainability of messaging around water as the drink of choice.
The working group responsible for increasing physical activity for young women and girls have implemented a social media communication plan to ensure consistent messaging across the G21 region. The group have submitted a joint funding application to VicHealth in anticipation of developing a regional ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.
We look forward to providing further updates shortly.
Jill Evans – Director of Health and Wellbeing
The Barwon Month of Action (25 October to 25 November) is a long running campaign that aims to raise awareness and educate our community about men's violence against women and children. We are made up of a group of eight organisations who come together to support this important cause.
We work with individuals, groups and organisations in the Barwon region to unite in their commitment to ending men’s violence against women and children by hosting or participating in an event or activity.
Join us for a compelling evening with award-winning investigative journalist Jess Hill whose recently released debut dissects the flawed logic of victim-blaming and challenges domestic and family violence.
During the Barwon Month of Action we are re-writing history.
The Barwon Month of Action to Stop Men’s Violence Against Women and Children is a good time to reflect on the role that women have played in building and maintaining our communities, our towns and our institutions.
Invitation to an information evening about how to increase Australian Honours nominations for women, inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ, culturally and linguistically diverse and younger women.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global initiative running from 25 November through 10 December, annually.
This coming November and December Respect Victoria will run their Respect Women: ‘Call It Out’ campaign to align with 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
The City of Greater Geelong together with Leisure Networks invite all local sporting clubs and organisations in our municipality to showcase how they successfully increase female participation and demonstrate respect.
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.
IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.
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