The Achievement Program’s vision is for every Victorian to be healthy, well and participate – at work, in school or in early childhood care. The Achievement Program has been working with Victorian workplaces, schools and early childhood services since 2012 and reaches over 600,000 Victorians.
The Achievement Program was developed in conjunction with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Education and Training, and aligns with the Victorian Health and Wellbeing Plan and Outcomes Framework. Cancer Council Victoria is managing the implementation of the Achievement program.
Wellington Primary Care Partnership (WPCP) and member agencies were successful in their submission for the Healthy Together Victoria – Achievement Program Implementation Support Fund.
This funding opportunity enabled the WPCP to provide leadership implementing the building blocks of the Achievement Program. To achieve ‘good health’ there needs to be system-wide change in the focus of prevention activities.
The goals of the funding was to engage as many workplaces as possible, to build partnerships and to guide them through the Achievement Program Framework to assist them to becoming a healthier workplace based on the HTV principles. The funding grant has enabled the WPCP to employ a health promotion worker to facilitate broader engagement of workplaces in the Achievement Program across the Wellington Shire.