A joint Heathcote Health project aims to identify new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of the Heathcote community.January 17, 2013 4:34am
Heathcote Health has joined forces with other regional health services and La Trobe University as part of project which aims to identify new ways of improving the health and wellbeing of the Heathcote community.
Along with Rural North West Health and Rochester and Elmore District Health Service, the hospital will work closely with La Trobe University over the next 12 to 18 months to involve district residents in an innovative, community-based health project.
La Trobe Rural Health School’s Professor Jane Farmer said the project was a good opportunity to empower communities from within.
‘‘Often communities are asked their opinion and then researchers go away and develop solutions that often don’t meet community need,’’ Prof. Farmer said.
‘‘This project is driven by the community. Community members will work together over a twelve to eighteen month period to discuss, develop and test great ideas.’’
Prof. Farmer said for sustainable community planning, people must have the right information.
‘‘In each community we will have an experienced team of researchers that will support the community to ensure that they have the information they need to really understand their community,’’ she said.
‘‘There will be exciting opportunities to look at what has been done well in their community and also to see the innovation that has occurred in other communities,’’ Prof. Farmer said.
To take part in the project, contact Heathcote Health on 5431
A Mitchell Starc signed Australian cricket shirt and signed bats will be up for auction tonight at St George's Rd Primary School as part of raising funds for the Hands for Help Nepal charity.
Local kayaking athletes Brea Roadley and Kayla Whinray have continued making a splash in their sport on both a national and international level.
Tatura’s St Vincent de Paul Society has made a sizeable donation to Sacred Heart School community for 2015.
A woman who had been riding a motor scooter was airlifted to Melbourne this evening after colliding with a car on the Northern Hwy outside the All Rivers Motor Inn.
Campaspe Valley Community Centre played host to Audrey Hepburn, Little Red Riding Hood, Napoleon Dynamite and even the Titanic recently.
Jackson Gentle beats younger sibling Cooper in thrilling Parkland decider
What will it take for politicians to start taking Nagambie's case for an ambulance seriously?
Record cattle prices were recorded at the Finley Saleyards on Friday
City of Greater Bendigo is urging district residents to visit St John’s Anglican Church in Heathcote to celebrate the centenary of architect William Vahland’s death.
It was a dream start to Picola’s interleague campaign on Saturday, with the under-17 team notching up an impressive 91-point victory.
Gov’t overhauls GP incentive scheme.
There may never be a solution to the Murray-Darling Basin and managing its water — Australia’s greatest natural asset.
Victorian Greens Leader Greg Barber tells The Ensign, producers should oppose the sale of the long term lease of the Port by the Andrews Government.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.