Health & Wellbeing Pillar Update
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has funded G21 to develop a framework that evaluates the work of the Healthy Eating Active Living collective. The first component of the work will be completed by the end of September with the project expected completion date being the end of 2019.
G21 and DHHS will be able to utilise the framework to measure collective action across other prevention work.
The DHHS has also funded G21 to investigate the role of PCP in the area of social connection and mental health. This project will provide a clearer role for collective action.
The Health and Wellbeing September roundtable was held at Barwon Water with speakers from Active Geelong, Geelong Football Club, Leisure Networks, Geelong YMCA and St Joseph’s Football Club. Over 50 people attended and the feedback indicates that people value the opportunity to learn from other experiences and importantly to network to discuss shared approaches.
The Health and Wellbeing Pillar work is connecting strongly to some of the work of the Sport and Recreation Pillar. Joint meetings and shared projects have strengthened this relationship.
The Primary Care Partnership Executive has put aside a day in October to focus on the work of the partnership and to develop a stronger vision for the Health and Wellbeing Pillar.