WPCP Calendar of Events and News
18 December 2018
The year that was….. Looking back
The Wellington Primary Care Partnership (WPCP) has had a full year with lots of achievements, new partnerships, a totally new strategic plan and of course loads of fun and laughter.
There have been a few changes in the WPCP Team over the past 12 months with Kat Thorn coming back to work with us in the role of Health Promotion Coordinator. Gemma Paton has taken on the Systems Thinking Obesity project – Healthy In Wellington and Linda Hunt and Roslyn Hunter were the successful candidates for the Working Well in Wellington – Shift Worker project.
Other major achievements this year.....
WPCP new Strategic Plan
Our staff went on a road show to many of our partners. We discussed what was happening in their spaces, what were the issues and then looked at how we could work together. As a result we have put together quite a dynamic strategic plan for the next 3 years.
Click below for WPCP Strategic Plan 2018-21.
Working Well in Wellington
The WPCP were thrilled to be one of five successful applications and the only regional successful applicant in the WorkSafe’s WorkWell program funding round early this year.
The project was developed with support from our partners and will work with shift workers and their families to identify and develop strategies around mental health issues associated with shift work. The $485,000 will be used over a three year period to develop a tool kit of proven strategies for workplaces across Victoria.
Healthy in Wellington
In May this Year Gemma joined our team to take on our huge systems thinking – obesity project. Gemma has successfully put together a steering group and to date run two successful workshop in both Yarram and Stratford.
The project has been named Healthy In Wellington and will look at how we as a whole community can address the issue of obesity. While we know that over half of all Victorians are obese or overweight, we also know that this is not an easy issue to combat. This is why our Team is looking at it from a whole of community approach. Every little bit counts. We can all play a part in helping to make the healthy choices the easy choices.
Helen has been diligently working with Central Gippsland Health Service, Ramahyuck and District Health Service and Yarram and District Health Services to implement the Health Literacy Guide and training modules that were developed in partnership the regional Primary Care Partnerships. There will be a community of practice event around health literacy early in the new year.
Kat has been instrumental in setting up the new 4 year Healthy Wellington Plan and facilitating reporting requirement to DHHS. The plan is an integrated Health Promotion Funded Agency and Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan that promotes collaborative action towards improving the health and wellbeing of our community.
As of the end of November 2018, there are 117 actions in the Healthy Wellington Plan that sit across the four domains of Healthy Living, Mental Wellbeing, Gender Equality and Climate Change.
The Healthy Wellington Action Plan can be found by clicking below.
2018 Food Futures Conference
Linda, Kat and Gemma all went to Brisbane for the Food Futures Conference in November 2018. We were excited to be chosen to present a poster at the conference. The poster highlighted the journey of how the WPCP (and other partners) supported the CGHS cafeteria to become “Healthy Choices” compliant and the broader impact this has on our community. The team also attended many other sessions in the conference program and found the networking invaluable.
Linda, Kat & Gemma
LDAT - Local Drug Action Team
Throughout our roadshow to develop our 2018-2021 Strategic plan, a common theme that we heard related to drug and alcohol and associated issues. Kat has again been working with our partners along with researching valuable statistic around drug and alcohol issues across Wellington Shire and has put together a submission for a local drug action team to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.
If you would like to know more about the plan click here for more information or click here to access the plan. http://bit.ly/Healthy-Wellington-Action-Plans
We just want to take this opportunity to thank all our partners and community for all of the hard work and efforts that have gone into our work over the last year. We look forward to working with you all in 2019.
Merry Christmas to you all. Hope you have a safe one.
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