Relevant Resources

Prevention Specific Resources

Our work is guided by the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019 – 2023.

The plan focuses on the following priority areas with four focus areas (outlined in bold):
• Tackling climate change and its impact on health
• Reducing injury
• Preventing all forms of violence
• Increasing healthy eating
• Decreasing the risk of drug-resistant infections in the community
• Improving mental wellbeing
• Increasing active living
• Improving sexual and reproductive health
• Reducing harmful alcohol and drug use
• Reducing tobacco-related harm

We align our prevention evaluation activity with the State Governments Outcomes Framework and informed by the related Data Dictionary.

INW PCP COVID-19 related resources and activity

In April 2020, Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INW PCP) held a workshop with the Prevention Alliance to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health measures, such as isolation, quarantine and physical distancing, on health promotion work and community wellbeing. During this workshop a range of collaborative activities and shared resources have been identified and implemented. While the public health measures implemented across Australia and in Victoria have been effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the focus on responding to the pandemic has created additional challenges and opportunities for organisations moving forward. The INWPCP have developed some shared resources to support our partners to apply a COVID lens during their planning period.

  • The COVID-19 and Mental Health Environmental Scan – This environmental scan is to provide an overview of research and policy on COVID-19 and mental health to identify gaps and reduce duplication in the mental health space. If left unaddressed, mental illness and distress is likely to become a ‘silent killer’ of the pandemic and a major public health crisis.

  • The Impacts of COVID-19 on Health and Wellbeing: A Rapid Evidence Review – This review has been divided into two parts to ensure INW PCP partners have rapid access to the findings. The first part presents the evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the social determinants of health, and the second part presents the impact of COVID-19 on selected Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan priorities.

  • Health Literacy in the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the health literacy of health services users in Northern Metropolitan Melbourne – This paper provides a brief summary of the preliminary study results with a specific focus on people’s knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 information, and engagement with health services during the pandemic. This summary has been prepared for the Inner North West, HealthWest and Hume Whittlesea PCPs to inform approaches to health information provision and communication with communities, as they continue to support them through the COVID-19 response and recovery.

 

Prevention of Violence against Women

Key policy and strategy documents and evidence based resources relevant to our catchments Prevention of Violence against Women activity.

National:

Royal Commission into Family Violence

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010 – 2022

Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia

 Change the Picture: A national resource to support the prevention of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and their Children.

State:

Safe and Strong, A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy (2016)

Free from Violence, Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family and all forms of Violence Against Women (2017)

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework (2016)

Indigenous Family Violence Primary Prevention Framework (2012)

 

Regional:

Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017-21

Preventing Violence Together 2030

Social Inclusion

Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators:

The Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators was developed by the Social Inclusion Board to guide monitoring and reporting against the former Australian Government’s social inclusion agenda. The Compendium is an index of the available national datasets used to routinely collect population data in Australia.

The Social Cohesion Index

The Scanlon Foundation in Partnership with Monash University developed the Social Cohesion Index for use in the National Scanlon Mapping Social Cohesion Survey, which is conducted annually to measure social cohesion in Australia.

Social Exclusion Monitor

The Social Exclusion Monitor was developed by Brotherhood of St Laurence in Partnership with the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (University of Melbourne) to guide a multidimensional approach to measuring and monitoring the extent of poverty and social exclusion in Australia.

 

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