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From the Executive Officer’s Desk: October 2019

08.10.2019 News

September has been a month dominated PCP advocacy efforts, developing communications and liaising with partners and local politicians. Funding agreements for PCPs across the State are due to end on 31 December 2019, and although the contract has been recurrent since 2000, PCPs have become increasingly concerned about the future, with no certainty of rollover […]

IEPCP Advocacy Special E-Bulletin

08.10.2019 e-Bulletin

Coffee With…Sameera Abdeen: Project Manager, Community Inclusion, Yarra Valley Water

03.10.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at YVW Community inclusion is a relatively new division of Yarra Valley Water and looks at strategy and program development for the members of our community that might be experiencing vulnerabilities.  These are vulnerabilities such as financial hardship, engaging with culturally and linguistically diverse communities, accessibility, family violence and different life stages.  […]

PCPs lead community change and should not be cut

17.09.2019 News

The PCP Partnership Platform has been an effective mechanism for governments, organisations and local communities to tackle complex health and wellbeing challenges, since the year 2000. The Inner East Primary Care Partnership is one of the largest of 28 across Victoria, servicing the local government areas of Boroondara, Manningham, Monash, and Whitehorse; and works collaboratively […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: September 2019

03.09.2019 News

August in the Inner East saw a lot of activity, reporting on our Integrated Health Promotion Plan 2018-2019 and preparation for planning activities in 2019-2020. Congratulations to everyone involved on your effort in capturing all of the work and monitoring progress towards our shared goals in social inclusion and the prevention of violence against women […]

Coffee with … Melissa Yong, Health Promotion Coordinator Division of Student Life – Health and Wellbeing, Deakin University

29.08.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Deakin? I am Deakin’s first-ever Health Promotion Coordinator.  I started in November 2018 so I’m about 7 months into the role.  It is my first experience working in tertiary or any education setting.  I’ve worked in Health Promotion for 20+ years but always at local and state government prior to starting […]

IEPCP August E-bulletin 2019

05.08.2019 e-Bulletin

Submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission

05.08.2019 News

Read some of the important regional and statewide submissions to the Mental Health Royal Commission: EMHSCA VicPCP GEN VIC VicHealth

IEPCP July E-bulletin 2019

05.08.2019 e-Bulletin

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: August 2019

05.08.2019 News

IEPCP EO Tracey Blythe is currently exploring her West Australian dream destinations of Margaret River and Broome. In her absence the IEPCP are pleased to share some updates from our work and that of VIC PCP, our peak body and a voluntary alliance of the 28 Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria. IEPCP Physical Activity Forum […]

Coffee with … Julia Bilton, Health Promotion Manager, Carrington Health and healthAbility

31.07.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Carrington Health and healthAbility? I started earlier this year as Health Promotion Manager and I lead our growing health promotion team across our Box Hill and Eltham sites. I am lucky enough to work within a Team who have a wealth of local knowledge and expertise and be surrounded by incredible […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: July 2019

01.07.2019 News

June 2019 proved to be a month crammed with conferences, forums and new learnings in Prevention. It is always great to reinforce the potential of the work in the absence of abundant resources. The IEPCP, as a member of the Eastern Elder Abuse Network, supported an EMR World Elder Abuse Awareness Day forum led by […]

Coffee with…Ada Poon, Service Coordinator, Centre for Holistic Health

01.07.2019 Coffee With

                Describe the work that goes on at the Centre for Holistic Health. The Centre for Holistic Health aims to promote physical and mental wellbeing in the Chinese community through providing preventive and ameliorative services. Over the last two years, the Centre has been piloting two major projects. […]

IEPCP June E-Bulletin 2019

01.07.2019 e-Bulletin

Mental Wellbeing of Chinese International Students: Crisis & Resolutions Forum

28.06.2019 News

IEPCP recently attended this one day Conference was hosted by the Centre for Holistic Health and Study Melbourne. Key findings: 674,826 international students were enrolled in Australian educational institutions as of April 2019, an increase of 12% above enrolments in 2018. 30% are of Chinese-background. International students face significant challenges around adjusting to a new […]

Under the Radar: GenVic Conference 2019

28.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the inaugural GenVic Conference with the theme of Invisible towers: systemic violence, institutions and preventing violence against women. Highlights included: Adele Murdolo, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health on addressing colonisation and immigration structures, policies and processes in PVAW. Her key points were: Newly arrived women – comprise about one quarter […]

2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference

27.06.2019 News

In June the IEPCP attended the 2019 Public Health Association of Australia Public Health Prevention Conference. Subtitled ‘Smashing the Silos’, this year’s Public Health Conference was a bumper three day event held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The program and presentations can be accessed here IEPCP highlights were: • Lucie Rychetnik, Australian Prevention […]

IEPCP Physical Activities for the Over Sixties Forum

11.06.2019 News

Description The Inner East Primary Care Partnership together with the Eastern Region Local Government Healthy Ageing Network is pleased to offer a half-day forum for Eastern Metropolitan Region physical activity providers to motivate and support the over 60’s to be more active. We know that many people over 60 years are not reaching their recommended […]

Coffee With… Jacinda Erich, Health Promotion Officer at Link Health & Community

11.06.2019 Coffee With

Describe your work/role at Link Health & Community? My role at Link as Health Promotion Officer focuses on gender equity and prevention of violence against women. This involves working closely with other stakeholders to reduce violence against women by working with community, to build their knowledge and capacity so that they too can be agents […]

From the Executive Officer’s Desk: June 2019

11.06.2019 News

I have so enjoyed making the most of the mild autumn weather, getting out to meet with partners and attend local events throughout May. I was very privileged to attend a presentation at the Box Hill library from Nyadol Nyuon – a Melbourne based commercial lawyer and passionate community advocate. Nyadol champions issues concerning human […]

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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