Initiatives that respond to the health needs of our communities.
What is it?
We respond to the health needs of our communities through a range of initiatives.
These initiatives are:
- collaborations with partners and communities
Our community wellbeing team oversee some of these initiatives. Read more about their work below.
Read about our COVID-19 updates here.
Our organisation-wide initiatives take place across Victoria.
Initiatives by our community wellbeing team are based in Moreland, with a focus on Fawkner.
Call 1300 637 744
Community wellbeing team
Call 1300 637 744
Our community wellbeing, health promotion and population health initiatives respond to the priority health needs of our communities.
Overseen by Merri Health's community wellbeing team, current priorities under our health promotion strategic plan include:
- Preventing violence against women
- Social inclusion
- Access to affordable, nutritious food
We work in partnership with community members, local government, education and other providers to bring about better health and wellbeing for all.
Check out our Strategic Plan 2017-2021.
What are we working on?
We work on many projects throughout the year. Below are some projects which our teams are currently working on.
- Reconciliation Action Plan
- Merri Health's gender equity project
- Ready, Set, Prep!
- Queer youth theatre known as YGLAM
- Count Me In Too
- Hello, Fawkner!
Some of our past initiatives include:
- Speak Up, Speak Out
- Urdu speaking women's group
- The Community Grocer
- Food security in Moreland
- Healthy schools initiative
- Sport participation for multicultural women and girls
We’re working with local community members and organisations to understand how COVID-19 is changing people’s daily lives. Take a look at the fortnightly reports that show how we’re supporting community:
These initiatives have been made possible with funding from the Victorian Government, the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and contributions from Moreland Council and philanthropic organisations.