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Health Promotion

Our team works with a range of organisations and groups to help the community be healthier.

Health Promotion Programs

We work with the community to identify the issues that are present and fall into what are termed the “social determinants of health”. These can be factors such as housing, employment, location of services, transport, gender, community culture among so many more. These factors greatly influence how we live and the potential for that to be a healthy one. We aim to address the factors that will have the greatest impact for our community.

Our Health Promotion programs include:

Gender Equity 

Gender equity is linked with a number of health, economic and social benefits. Gender Equity benefits boys, girls, men and women by creating a society that is free from restrictive gender identities, roles and stereotypes. Promoting equal and respectful relationships will work towards preventing violence against women.  

Each year we take part in 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This annual global campaign runs from 25th November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10th December (International Human Rights Day) to promote gender equality and raise awareness about violence against women.

You can read more about it here – https://16dayscampaign.org/

Social Inclusion 

People that are socially connected experience improved quality of life, physical and mental health and wellbeing. They are more likely to complete education, find employment and have financial security.  

Action Grants Program

We provide grants to schools, early childhood centres, sporting clubs and community groups to support action around gender equity and social inclusion.

Applications are accepted until the allocated funding has been used, or until 1 May 2021.

Alcohol

Alcohol costs $14.3 billion to Australia’s society through lost productivity, traffic road accidents, criminal justice and health care system related costs. Drinking less alcohol has many benefits including better mental health and enhanced concentration, improved fitness and energy, a stronger immune system and lowers the risk of cancer and other diseases. 

Our Sunday Sessions project


Who are we working with? 

We work with the whole community. Individuals, businesses, sporting clubs, schools, our local governments, state government, NGOs, local clubs and associations, universities; the list could go on and on. Health is everybody responsibility and we will work with those willing to make a positive change to the health of our community.

Schools

We are working with teachers and principals to improve student health and wellbeing within the curriculum and school community.
Our Schools work

Sporting Clubs

We are assisting sporting club committees, players and officials to make their club more inclusive, grow their membership and improve club culture.
Our Sporting Clubs work

Communities

We are working with neighbouring agencies to connect some of the most marginalised families in Victoria. We are giving residents a voice on the issues that are important to them.
Our Communities work

Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens

We work with early childhood centres to make manageable changes which create safe, healthy and gender equitable spaces for children.
Our Early Childhood Centre and Kindergartens work


Contact Us

If you have any questions, great ideas or involved with a group that we could connected with, let us know about it and  we continue to promote a healthier community.

We consistently have volunteer and graduate roles in health promotion as well.

Send us an email: healthpromotion@accesshc.org.au

1/1020 Doncaster Road Doncaster East VIC 3109
32 Henry Street, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122, Australia
283 Church Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121, Australia
378 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122, Australia

FAQs

Access Health and Community (AccessHC) is your local community health service, and we are planning for and responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic.  

What is AccessHC doing? 

AccessHC is well prepared to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic currently affecting the community. Our Executive, management and clinical staff are working together to make sure we are prepared for a range of possible scenarios. 

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