Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is currently supporting early childhood settings in the Macedon Ranges through the implementation of Dental Health Services Victoria’s Smiles 4 Miles oral health promotion program. The program aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children and their families by encouraging healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene. Services achieve the Smiles 4 Miles award by implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging with families about the importance of oral health, and educating children through a variety of fun learning experiences based on the three Smiles 4 Miles messages – Drink well, eat well [...]
Each year we invite our clients and their carers, partner agencies, staff and community members to provide feedback on our annual report. We're starting to plan the report for 2017-18 and are seeking feedback which will directly contribute towards the report's design and content. You can download a PDF copy of the report here: https://www.cobaw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Cobaw_Annual_2017_Report_Web.pdf To complete the feedback survey visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J63Y8S9
Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) is hosting a pop-up soup kitchen at the Lions Club kiosk (Mollison St, Kyneton) on Tuesday 7 August from 12-1pm to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness in the Macedon Ranges. Homelessness Week (6-12 Aug) is an annual event week coordinated by Homelessness Australia which is aims to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the action needed to achieve long-term sustainable solutions. The theme this year is “Ending homelessness together”. Research indicates that the main causes of homelessness are poverty, unaffordable rent costs and family violence. On any given night in Australia, [...]
We've officially opened in Romsey! Our new office is at the restored and extended old Romsey Primary School. Stop in and visit us at 142 Main Street (entrance from Palmer Street) or call 1300 026 229 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about accessing services in Romsey.
Over the past few years, Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working through the Department of Health and Human Service's Workplace Achievement Program, and was recently recognised by the State Government of Victoria as meeting all benchmarks for the Healthy Eating and Mental Health and Wellbeing priority areas of the Achievement Program. Recognised by the Victorian Government, the Achievement Program promotes staff health across five areas: smoking, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, healthy eating and alcohol. The Achievement Program (an international best-practice framework) was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and is currently overseen by Cancer Council [...]
Cobaw Community Health (Cobaw) has been working for many months to secure a site for the new Healthy Community Access Hub. The organisation is pleased to advise valued clients, partners and the community that an agreement has been reached to purchase a site located at 51 Bourke Street, Kyneton. The land is located on the corner of Caroline Chisholm Drive and Bourke Street, and will locate the new site adjacent to Kyneton District Health. Margaret McDonald, Cobaw CEO, is thrilled about the opportunities this prominent site will offer to the community. “We are looking forward to designing a unique facility to [...]
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Key health services in the Macedon Ranges are participating in Bendigo Health’s Dementia Champion Mentorship Program in 2018. Cobaw Community Health, Macedon Ranges Health, Kyneton District Health and Macedon Ranges Shire Council have chosen this program to improve staff knowledge in Dementia care, and design their own internal quality improvement processes. With Dementia diagnosis predicted to increase in the region by 440% from 2015 to 2050, initiatives such as this are imperative for health services’ level of understanding of the condition. Dementia presents very complex changes for families, of which need to be understood by health professionals as they navigate delivery [...]