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GE4Us: Ready to do some activism for the 16 days?

Ready to do some activism for the 16 days? Women’s Health East have jsut launched the GE4Us website, hosting much anticipated ‘guides’ and resources for you to browse and get planning! Resources now available on the GE4Us webpage: Background information on the 16 Days of Activism. ‘How to get involved’ document with ideas to utilise. […]

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Launched: Copies of new Aboriginal Health Wellbeing and Safety Strategic Plan

The Korin Korin Balit-Djak Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety Plan for the next 10 years, puts Aboriginal self-determination front and centre in all of Victoria’s health and human services. Five key areas of focus in the Korin Korin Balit-Djak are: Aboriginal community leadership Prioritising Aboriginal culture and community System reform across the health and human […]

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Not-for-Profit Happy Hour: The new Facebook group for Australian not-for-profit professionals

The community sector in Australia needed a safe place to chat, so Our Community created one! The purpose of the group is to provide an online space for community-minded people to come together and ask questions, answer questions, vent, celebrate, throw ideas around, seek advice and generally support one another in their community pursuits. You’re […]

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Knox Heritage Walks

A NEW SERIES of walk brochures highlights walks in the Rowville/Lysterfield area featuring local heritage sites. The brochures and videos are now online at the Victoria Walks website. Ray Peace, vice-president of Knox Historical Society, and a keen walker, started Knox Heritage Walks in 2015, with the support of Knox City Council, EACH, and the […]

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‘Head to Health’: Australia’s new digital mental health gateway now live

Head to Health is an essential tool for the one in five working age Australians who will experience a mental illness each year. The website helps people take control of their mental health in a way they are most comfortable with and can complement face-to-face therapies, as evidence shows that for many people, digital interventions […]

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A smoke-free Ringwood Town Square

Should Ringwood Town Square be a smoke free zone? On 1 August 2017, the Victorian Government introduced new laws that ban smoking in outdoor dining areas. This means that smoking is now not allowed in outdoor dining areas at Ringwood Town Square. Maroondah Council is surveying the community to gauge public opinion on whether Ringwood […]

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The Radar Edition 20

Find out what’s ‘Hot in the Region’ from November 1st to November 15th 2017 in our newsletter The Radar. Watch our latest ‘Two Minutes ot Spin It’ film stars showcase their local project, and see fortnightly news and event updates as well as ‘Blips on the Radar’ here.

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Drop the Jargon: Tuesday 24th October!

Did you know Drop the Jargon is coming up on Tuesday 24th October 2017? Drop the Jargon is a day for professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to use plain language. How can you get involved? Today you can: Go to the Drop The Jargon website and pledge to drop the jargon […]

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Transitioning to the New National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

The NSQHS Standards (second edition) have been endorsed by health ministers and will be launched in November 2017. Assessment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) will begin from 1 January 2019. Health service organisations will be informed of the transition arrangements for accreditation well in advance of implementation. To […]

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A shift to healthy drinks at Wyndham and Melton did not affect the bottom line

Sport and recreation facilities offer an opportunity to have a positive impact on community health, not only through the chance to be physically active but also through the food and drinks available and promoted to customers. Wyndham and Melton City Councils committed to making a positive change by adopting the Victorian Government Healthy Choices: policy  guidelines […]

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