Health Promotion is part of Community Health, located at 125 Campbell Street, Swan Hill.
Learn more about the services at Community Health by reading our Community Health News, see below.
The Health Promotion team 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.
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 2022-2023, 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.
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/
Early Years is a focus of our Health Promotion Plan and we, in partnership with many local agencies, including Mallee Family Care, Swan Hill Rural City Council, Our Place Robinvale, have together recently launched a new Early Years Online Hub. This user-friendly platform helps our local community access Early Year’s information and services within the Swan Hill Local Government Area. The Hub covers just about everything parents and carers need to know at this important stage of life.
To visit go to: www.earlyyearsonlinehub.org.au
On May 4th 2023 the Swan Hill Pregnancy & Early Years Collaborative, of which SHDH is an active partner, will hosted our second Pregnancy & Early Childhood Expo in the Swan Hill Town Hall. This event was a great success with over 200 attendees.
To learn more about our Health Promotion actions read our regular Community Health Newsletter here.