Health Literacy Month is a time for organisations and individuals to promote the importance of understandable health information. This annual, worldwide, awareness-raising event has been going strong ever since Helen Osborne founded it in 1999. Over the years health care organisations, community services, health literacy coalitions, government agencies, literacy programs, … [Read more...] about Health Literacy Month – 1-31 October
Are you a change maker? Do you want to improve mental health in Wellington? Wellington Primary Care Partnership has been chosen to deliver a groundbreaking new project that will work with employers to improve the mental health and wellbeing of shift workers in our community. Project Worker This is a three year full time role. Part time and job share applications are also … [Read more...] about Position Available – Project Worker – Mental Health
Smoking increases the risk of multiple diseases including diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, osteoporosis and many types of cancer.1 However a new study has uncovered the economic damage caused by smoking, and Victorian businesses are paying up to 43% of the bill. These workplace incurred, smoke related costs include an “estimated net workforce labour … [Read more...] about The dynamic costs of smoking!
Are you interested in joining our steering group to tackle obesity in Wellington? // Join us – Tuesday, August 28th 2018. Wellington Primary Care Partnership needs your help to create the change that the community wants to see! Overweight and obesity is increasing in Wellington, which can have negative impact on the quality of life and well-being of our … [Read more...] about Are you interested in joining our steering group to tackle obesity in Wellington?
There is much evidence that shows that a person’s socioeconomic position, early life circumstances, social exclusion, social capital, employment and work, housing and residential environment has an enormous impact upon their health. These elements make up the key social determinants of health in Australia. Ten facts about social determinants and health inequalities The … [Read more...] about So why should health services care about community and family welfare?
On behalf of Wellington Primary Care Partnership, we are excited to announce that we will be coordinating Standard Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training again for the community in June in Yarram. This training is a Government initiative which is funded through Mental Health First Aid Australia supporting rural communities. This FREE training will be held over 4 nights (18, … [Read more...] about Mental Health First Aid Training – Yarram – June 2018