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Welcome to our monthly newsletter!  
This newsletter is intended for our Pillar partners, and provides updates on the Pillars current projects and health & wellbeing news from across the region. 
Your feedback on the content and format are always welcomed and appreciated.
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  
HWB ACROSS THE G21 REGION

Geelong is proud to be joining 47 other councils to form Australia’s largest energy buying group and help drive investment in renewables.

Winchelsea pool has swapped chocolate for crackers and dips, and soft drink for sparkling water.

The public now have an opportunity to provide their views and ideas on ways food can be healthier, tastier and more diverse for patients and aged care residents.

IN NOVEMBER THE G21 HWB PILLAR SUPPORTS

1 Region. 29 Days. How many Actions?

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.

For more information visit: https://www.monthofaction.com.au/
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QUICK LINKS

To find the guiding documents that have contributed to and support the HWB Strategic Plan 2018-21 click here

To find what is happening this month and what you might want to promote in your organisation and community, click here

To read the latest Health and Wellbeing News from our partners, click here. If you would like to submit a news item, please email the team.
COMING UP IN DECEMBER

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.
For more information click here

TO CONTRIBUTE NEWS, EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES CLICK HERE

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The G21 HWB Website gives you the opportunity to add and promote your own events and training on the website at a time that suits you!
 
THE G21 HEALTH & WELLBEING TEAM
To contact the G21 Health & Wellbeing Pillar team directly, phone 52274000 or email:
Director of Health & Wellbeing:
Jillian Evans jevans@G21.com.au

Project Support Workers:
Liz Dando ldando@G21.com.au
Kate Smith ksmith@G21.com.au
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