Healthy communities

Who we are 

Barwon Health is committed to improving health over a full spectrum of care. This includes promoting health and preventing poor health before it occurs. This is the role of The Healthy Communities team.

We recognise that health is not just an outcome of individual behaviour choices. We work with communities in the places they live, learn, work and play to create programs that prevent poor health outcomes. These initiatives aim to change the abilities, attitudes, behaviors and understandings that can impact on our health.

Read more about what we do below.

What we do

However we do not succeed alone. Our region covers the five local government areas of City of Greater Geelong, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire, Greater Borough of Queenscliffe and Surf Coast Shire. This is also known as the G21 region.

We collaborate with other key partners across our region to improve the reach and outcomes of our projects. The Healthy Communities team works with a range of partners such as: 

• Workplaces 
• Health services 
• Schools and universities
• Local and state government 
• Local community organisations 
• Other Barwon Health staff and departments

To see some of the projects we worked on in 2017 click here

Our priority areas for 2017 – 2021 are:

HC Priority Areas

Traditional Owners

We, Barwon Health, acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the Elders both past and present.