Cobaw Community Health is a member of the Macedon Ranges Health and Wellbeing Partnership. The Partnership was formed by agencies working in prevention and health promotion in the Macedon Ranges Shire, to improve the health and wellbeing of the Macedon Ranges community and to work in partnership to support a prevention approach to health and wellbeing. As well as Cobaw, the Partnership consists of the Central Victorian Primary Care Partnership, Kyneton District Health, Macedon Ranges Health, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Women’s Health Loddon Mallee.
The Partnership produced the Macedon Ranges Health and Wellbeing Partnership Plan 2017-2021 to capture prevention and health promotion activities across the Shire. The health promotion priorities for the Macedon Ranges region, as defined in the Plan are:
- Priority 1: Healthy Eating and Active Living
- Priority 2: Primary Prevention of Violence against Women
- Priority 3: Mental Wellbeing
We support a variety of healthy living initiatives through our Health Promotion programs. Each one designed to allow people increased control over their health and wellbeing.
We are assisting early childhood services, schools and workplaces within the Macedon Ranges Shire to implement the Achievement Program in their setting.
The Achievement Program is an evidence-based framework to support the health and wellbeing of everyone in early childhood, education and workplace settings. In the workplace, implementation of the framework helps boost morale and reduce absenteeism. In school and early childhood settings, implementation improves the health of students, enabling them to get the most out of their education (healthy kids learn better!)
Interested in learning more or signing up to the Achievement Program? Contact us today to find out how we can help you!
Healthy Choices Guidelines – making healthy choices the easy choice
Are you interested in offering healthy food and drink options to your customers and/or staff?
The Victorian Government has developed the Healthy Choices Guidelines to help ensure healthy foods and drinks are offered and promoted in places like hospitals, health services, sport and recreation centres, schools and workplaces.
The Healthy Choices Guidelines use a traffic light system to classify foods and drinks as GREEN (best choices), AMBER (choose carefully) and RED (limit) according to their nutritional value.
We are actively supporting sport and recreation facilities, workplaces and schools to implement the Healthy Choices Guidelines. For more information or to sign up, contact us today!
Smiles 4 Miles
Smiles 4 Miles, an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria, aims to improve the oral health of preschool aged children in Victoria through promotion of healthy eating and oral health practices. The three key messages of the Smiles 4 Miles program are ‘eat well, drink well, clean well’.
If you’re a kindergarten, early childhood or long daycare centre and interested in the program, contact us to find out more.
Are you a community group or organisation that would like to collaborate on a health promotion initiative that has a focus on healthy eating, active living, prevention of violence against women and/or improving mental wellbeing? If so, we would love to hear from you!
For information on any of the above initiatives contact us on 1300 026 229.
Please find below a list of websites that contain useful information about health and wellbeing.