Health Promotion at GSHS
Gippsland Southern Health Service work as part of a wider primary prevention & health promotion team across Bass Coast and South Gippsland.
The South Coast Prevention Team is a result of a strong commitment by Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service, South Gippsland Hospital and South Coast Primary & Community Partnership to work collectively across the sub-region with pooled health promotion resources. This model provides clearer policy direction and delivers better alignment of prevention work to the broader health agenda across the sub-region.
In response to local identified health issues a four-year plan has been established that guides the work across the sub-region. The 2017 – 2021 South Coast Integrated Prevention Action Plan identifies three key health priorities.
The priority health areas are;
Preventing violence and injury
Improving sexual and reproductive health
Healthier eating and active living
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The South Coast Prevention Team is guided by the following Primary Prevention Principles;
Whole of community, whole of systems approach
A focus on equity
Prevention at scale
Leadership at every level
Emphasis on multi-risk factor approaches
Mutually reinforcing activities
Key to the delivery of the work is a platform of strong and effective partnerships. These partnerships span health services, local government, schools, early childhood services, sporting clubs, private businesses, state agencies, water corporations and community-based organisations.
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