Health Promotion

The Health Promotion Department is responsible for undertaking primary prevention activities both within the organisation and the community. This work is informed and guided by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion.

Activities include:

A partnership approach was achieved for the 2021-2022 planning cycle resulting in Swan Hill District Health contributing to the development of the Swan Hill Rural City Council Public Health & Wellbeing Plan, as a fully integrated plan.

We also have a separate but complementary action plan called the Swan Hill District Health- Health Promotion Action Plan 2021-2022, see link below.

A key priority area identified in our plan is promoting Gender Equity in the Early Years. A community guide has been developed and distributed to align with the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The Community Guide can be found below. This work is completed in partnership with the Swan Hill District Gender Equity Network. This complements the Guiding Document developed in 2019 titled Promoting Gender Equity in the Swan Hill District.

A Colouring In Competition is available for local children up to 5 years of age, 10 children’s story books to be won in a random draw at the end of the campaign, to enter:

Download and print the Colouring in Competition Activity Sheet and the Guide to Gender Equity in the Early Years Colouring in Competition for details.

Food security and access to fresh local food is an ongoing priority within the Health Promotion Action Plan, more information in regard to our work and partnership can be found at the Food for All – Swan Hill Region website, https://www.foodforall.community/