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Latest news from Central West Gippsland PCP

A round up of news......
12 February 2020

 

Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership (CWGPCP) News: 


System Integration Video Interview Series
CWGPCP is developing a new audio-visual interview series to provide cross-sector capacity building opportunities to improve engagement between service delivery staff working in the health and human services sectors. 
If organisations/programs would like to promote any services in this video series, please contact Catherine Lane via email: Catherine.Lane@lchs.com.au


After-hours Healthcare Resources
CWGPCP has developed after-hours resources for Latrobe and Baw Baw:

Victorian Healthy Food Basket - Latrobe 2019
The Victorian Healthy Food Basket survey, is a tool that assesses the affordability of a healthy diet. The basket provides both healthy food choices and foods that represent typical purchases of Victorians. The healthy food component of the basket provides enough food to meet the nutritional needs of four different family types for a fortnight. 

The survey was conducted in Latrobe in 2019 and provides a current snapshot of the affordability and availability of healthy food across Latrobe. Some of the key findings include:
  • In 2019 a family of four needs to spend an average of 33% of their fortnightly income on food.
  • The cost of the healthy food basket has increased an average of $72.47 from 2008 to 2019, with the highest increase occurring in Moe ($94.76).
  • An elderly pensioner is able to spend a significantly reduced proportion of their income on food compared to other family types.
  • A typical family can spend up to $92 more when shopping at an independent store.
  • View the complete report: Victorian Healthy Food Basket report.

Partner News
  • Guidelines for health services and general practitioners regarding Novel coronavirus has been published at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-health-services-novel-coronavirus.
  • The Family Violence Workforce Census has been extended until 28 February to encourage more people to have their say. The census is for all workers in Victoria’s health, community services, justice, education and training sectors who sometimes come across with victims of family violence or perpetrators.
  • Gippsland Women's Health are facilitating Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Collaborative Practice Training to professionals across Gippsland - click here to see the range of courses offered throughout 2020. To assist individuals and agencies assess appropriate training requirements, Gippsland Women's Health have also developed a simple Training Guide.
  • The TRAK Forward program is for parents/carers, infants, children and young people who have been impacted by Family Violence and are ready to move forward with their lives. TRAK Forward services are located in the Inner Gippsland area.
  • The Latrobe Council is excited to provide the ‘Latrobe City Grant Finder’ to all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals. This free service provides a comprehensive list of grant and funding opportunities available. Register to receive emailed alerts for new grants, save favourites and access tips to help apply for grants.
  • Organisations can demonstrate their commitment to the health and well-being of employees by creating a healthy workplace environment with the Life! program. The Life! program has a variety of free workplace offerings available. Register here or email: dietitians@lchs.com.au for more information
  • Saver Plus matches your savings dollar-for-dollar, up to $500. Click here to view a short video about Stacey’s Saver Plus journey - a free program that provides financial education, budgeting and savings tips and helps families to pay for education costs. For more information, contact  Rick, Berry Street, phone: (03) 5120 2542 or email: rpemberton@berrystreet.org.au.

Training, Conferences, Events, Seminars

2020 Meetings


Baw Baw Food Movement meeting: Thursday 20 February 2020, 9.30am, Community College Gippsland, Korumburra-Warragul Road, Warragul

CWGPCP Governance Group meeting: Thursday 12 March 2020, 1.00pm, Latrobe Community Health Service, Fowler Street, Moe

Baw Baw Emergency Food Relief meeting: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 10.30am, Quantum Support Services, William Street, Warragul

Food For All Latrobe Valley: Thursday 2 April 2020, 9.30am, Moe Library, 1/29 George Street, Moe

Baw Baw 'Our Watch Our Issue' Network meeting: Thursday 9 April 2020, 8.30am, Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault, Albert Street, Warragul

Latrobe Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Network meeting: Tuesday 14 April 2020, Latrobe Community Health Service, Buckley Street, Morwell 
Resources

Bushfire Support Resources:
Novel Coronavirus Resources - for health services and general practitioners (Department of Health and Human Services)

Parent Engagement Implementation Guide (ARACY)
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