Our guiding documents
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Health promotion and prevention
- Guidelines for selecting health apps—including MARS Scale
- Upper Hume Healthy Eating and Active Living Catchment Plan
- Foot Health in the Upper Hume Catchment: A review of the system for foot care
- Moran, Anna; Chapman, Glenda; Picard, Ron; Chapman, Janet; Squire, Sally; Threlkeld, Guinever; and Blackberry, Irene (2020) “Consumer experiences of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in regional Australia: A mixed methods study and logic model to identify consumer-experience mechanisms to avoid hospital and enhance outcomes,” Patient Experience Journal: Vol. 7 : Iss. 3 , Article 12. DOI: 10.35680/2372-0247.1421
- Ovens Murray Chronic Care Steering Committee—The steering committee has been looking at demand management through a systems change approach, and has reviewed a variety of frameworks and approaches relating to this.
- Dr Kathleen Brasher’s presentation, ‘Reviewing Demand Management through the lens of the 4Ms framework’, looks at the 4Ms Framework, and how it influences Demand Management at a systems level. To view a recording of this 13-minute presentation, click here (MP4 file).
- To view Brydie Donnelly’s presentation, ‘Setting the scene—a systems approach to demand management’, click here (MP4 file).
Please visit our Age-friendly communities and initiatives page.
Bushfire recovery resources
- weVolunteer—If your organisation is involved in community recovery, weVolunteer can help connect you with the support you need. It is free for volunteers and organisations to register. Register now!
- Launched last year, weVolunteer is a Volunteering Victoria initiative designed to help build community resilience and aid social recovery through volunteering. Funded by the Victorian Government and in partnership with MyPass, the program connects local community organisations with credentialed volunteers across Victoria to support community recovery in times of need.
- See this explainer video for an overview of weVolunteer and how it works.
‘A seat at the table’: Young People and Disaster Recovery is a guide to meaningful youth engagement, participation and inclusion. The resource covers all aspects of youth engagement in disaster response, and includes three fact sheets:
Developed by Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Bushfire Recovery Victoria and the Department of Education and Training, this suite of resources provides a youth voice and perspective to government, recovery organisations, business and community in relation to disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
- Community organisations in action: Driving bushfire recovery at the local level—The Victorian Council of Social Service has been engaging with community organisations and individuals in those areas of Victoria affected by the 2019–20 bushfires. They have gathered a range of recovery initiatives that highlight the central role of community organisations as champions of place-based, community-led bushfire recovery. Find out more about community organisations driving bushfire recovery at the local level in their case study series:
- Case Study 2: North East Multicultural Association—As an ethnic community council in North East Victoria, NEMA has played a central role in building trust and connection in multicultural communities in the shires of Indigo, Mansfield, Alpine and the Rural Cities of Wangaratta and Benalla.
- To view the other eight case studies in the series, please visit the VCOSS Bushfire Recovery webpage.
Community Engagement resources
- Making Sense of Engagement and Participation (adapted International Association of Public Participation IAP2 Spectrum)—This diagram illustrates how the participation purpose determines the methods used to increase impact on a decision.
- Appreciative Inquiry—This adapted diagram shows how Appreciative Inquiry can be used to build relationships for change.
- Community Engagement: A guide to community engagement in rural and regional Victoria—Rural Councils Victoria (RCV) has produced a community engagement and consultation tool designed for use in rural and regional communities. Published in August 2020, this Community Engagement Toolkit has been developed to support rural councils as they adapt to changes initiated in the Local Government Act 2020. You can access the Community Engagement Toolkit for free on the RCV website.
Gender equality resources
- Victoria took another important step towards gender equality on 31 March 2021: the landmark Gender Equality Act 2020 came into effect. It commits public sector organisations to meaningful progress on gender equality, closing the gender pay gap and tackling sexual harassment. The community will also see changes to policies, programs and services so they better meet the needs of all Victorians. For more information, visit the Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector.
- Women’s Health Goulburn North East presented the ‘Getting Ready for the Gender Equality Act’ webinar and Q&A session on 16 February 2021—you can access the one-hour recording here.
- Take a look at the state of gender equity in your local government area by viewing Women’s Health Goulburn North East’s Gendered Data and Planning Resource and tailored Local Government Area Snapshots.
Ovens Murray – Family Violence Partnership
Please visit our Ovens Murray – Family Violence Partnership page. Here you can access the OM–FVP Strategic Plan 2020–2023.
Women and disaster resources
- Women and Disaster—Women and Disaster: Snapshot 1, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (2012).
- Checklists to keep women and children safe after natural disasters—Women and Disaster: Snapshot 4, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (2012).
- 1800RESPECT Violence and Disaster video (45 seconds)
- Respect older people: call it out campaign—Respect Victoria has joined the fight against elder abuse by launching a family violence prevention campaign demonstrating that elder abuse is everybody’s business—download media release.