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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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The Radar Edition 19

Find out what’s ‘Hot in the Region’ from October 15th to October 31st 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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Launching Sep 21st: FoodChecker!

Get a free and instant assessment of the food and drinks you supply with a new Victorian Government website, FoodChecker! FoodChecker is the new online way to review menus, products and recipes against Victorian food and drink guidelines for: long day care centres schools food outlets and catering in: hospitals and health services sport and […]

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Tipping the Scales: Australian Obesity Prevention Consensus

Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have today united for the first time to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem. In the ground-breaking new action plan, Tipping the Scales, the agencies identify eight clear, practical, evidence-based actions the Australian Federal Government must take to reduce the enormous […]

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The Radar Edition 18

Find out what’s ‘Hot in the Region’ from October 1st to October 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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OEHCSA Partners Breakfast and Strategic Plan launch

On Tuesday Sepember 5th, we welcomed our partners to a breakfast at Club Kilsyth to launch our Strategic Plan 2021. Our partners heard from Danny Vadasz (CEO, Health Issues Centre) about health reform and innovative ways to reach the less heard voices in our community. After an introduction to our Strategic Plan, we then screened […]

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