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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
     

Contact

Telephone:

0409 798 861

Email:

sarahg@southcoastpcp.org.au

Hours:

Tue - Fri

8:30am to 5pm

 
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The South Coast Prevention Team is guided by the following Primary Prevention Principles;

  • Whole of community, whole of systems approach

  • Outcomes focused

  • Transparent line-of-sight

  • 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.

Like to know more? 
To find out more about the team, projects and resources visit their website
 

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