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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

Get Involved

Join the Community Engagement Program

Do you wish to help improve the health and wellbeing of your community? This is your chance to be the voice of your community and make a difference! We are seeking support and involvement from community members champions like yourself to help us understand the needs of your community so that we may be able to design and offer services and support.

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Healthy Eating and Active Living Projects (HEAL)

Online Cookbook

Good Food for Good Health

DPV Health is excited to launch an online cookbook to help our community to eat healthier and improve their general health & wellbeing by creating 80+ Dietitians-approved recipes to help create nourishing, balanced meals for the whole family.

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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 was developed in partnership with community stakeholders and sets out the framework to support future plans and implementation.
Our priorities will stay flexible to meet community needs and be guided by the principles outlined below.

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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.

Harmony Art

Promoting key health messages about harmony and social inclusion as well as reducing discrimination plays a central role in DPV Health’s commitment to providing access to equitable health care for diverse communities.

Partnering with Hume City Council, workshops will be delivered at the Harmony Day Event to develop community artwork and record community voices describing what inclusion and harmony means to the local community. The artwork will be developed into a building projection project and displayed during the Hume Winter Festival 2021.

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Cultural Diversity Action Plan

The Cultural Diversity Action Plan endeavours to tailor health services to the specific health needs of migrant and refugee communities within the local catchment in line with the DPV Health Inclusion Strategy.

The project draws on data collected from internal consultations, consultations with culturally diverse communities, employee survey results and organisational review process. The user-friendly action plan enables DPV Health teams to understand their role within the organisation to achieve its objectives.

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.

 

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COVID-19 Lockdown Update

All DPV Health sites will remain open for emergency and medical treatments, however, some services will be affected.

Clients with existing appointments will be contacted to reschedule or convert their appointment to Telehealth.

Please call 1300 234 263 for more information.

For mental health support during these difficult times, our Head to Help service is available on 1800 595 212.

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