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Health Promotion & Prevention

Supporting our community health

Ensuring the health of the community!

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. Here is a short video from Vic Health on Health Promotion.

Our Work

At DPV Health, Population Health Team leads the roll out of the Integrated Health Promotion Program. The Population Health Team is committed to building safe, healthy, inclusive communities within our catchments through health promotion and prevention programs, working with a range of local partners including the Hume and Whittlesea Councils.

We deliver projects across a wide range of settings including local schools, kindergartens, day care centres, youth services, sports clubs, workplaces, community groups and organisations in some of the most disadvantaged suburbs in the local catchments.

All our projects are designed around three key priority areas:

  • Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
  • Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW)
  • Diversity and Social Inclusion (DASI)

For more details, please contact the Population Health Team: populationhealth@dpvhealth.org.au


6 weeks to Healthy Habits

DPV Health in partnership with Thomastown Neighbourhood House – FREE 6 week program to help you form lasting healthy habits. You’ll learn evidence based information and tips to foster your healthiest life. You’ll also sample a range of accessible physical activity options for FREE and select a topic and activity of your choice.

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Healthy Eating and Active Living Projects (HEAL)

Prevention of Violence Against Women Projects (PVAW)

16 Days of Activism

Find out how DPV Health is supporting 16 Days of Activism and the services we provide to assist with people in need.

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Our Story Your Lens – Film Workshops

FREE smartphone film making and storytelling workshops for 16-24 year olds on gender.

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Supporting Respectful Relationships

DPV Health have partnered with the Department of Education to help support schools who are engaged in the Respectful Relationships Initiative. We are committed to ensure that the school community role models a culture of respect and equality by providing a range of supporting resources to help embed this cultural change.

Whittlesea Sports Club Inclusion Grants

DPV Health has partnered with Whittlesea Council to provide grants to sports and recreation clubs throughout Whittlesea to promote female participation in sports and have a leadership role within the clubs. As part of the Grants program, sports and recreation clubs are required to submit their applications, highlighting how the projects will ensure female participation and inclusiveness is practiced and made part of their day to day operations.

Diversity and Social Inclusion Projects (DASI)

Inclusion Strategy

The Inclusion Strategy will be an organisation wide effort to build on the skills, knowledge and expertise at DPV Health and a commitment to deliver equitable health services to the disadvantaged communities. It will enhance the organisational capacity to provide services that are responsive to the diverse needs of the local community and reduce health inequities.
Disadvantaged groups of people who identify with multiple culturally and socially diverse characteristics have poorer health outcomes due to their experience of trauma, isolation and discrimination.

LGBTIQ Needs Analysis

To better understand the needs and lived experience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community in Hume and Whittlesea

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Sawt Al Nissa (Women’s Voice)

A women’s empowerment project, Sawt Al Nissa aims to improve the self-efficacy, confidence, health literacy and active participation of women from newly arrived and refugee backgrounds, within the community. Supported by Community Hub Schools and VICSEG New Futures, women from the same cultural and language group come together to discuss their experiences with settlement in Australia and the challenges they collectively face as newly arrived families. The group aims to improve women’s abilities to access services and achieve good health and wellbeing outcomes.

Achievement Program

DPV Health is investing in our people and cultural change. To optimise health and wellbeing we are a registered member of the Achievement Program, committed to achieving each of the benchmarks:

  • Foundations
  • Healthy eating
  • Physical activity
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Smoking

Download DPV Health 2020/21 plan here.