Health Promotion News

Bunjils Mirring Nganga-djak Project: Eye testing for the Aboriginal Community

Posted in News on January 22, 2020.

Despite higher rates of vision loss, research consistently shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people use eye health services at lower rates than non-Indigenous people. Over one-third of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults report…

Promoting the health and wellbeing of Burmese Communities

Posted in News on December 12, 2019.

Haka Chin Men’s Car Maintenance and Men’s Health and Wellbeing Group Young people within the Chin community have higher rates of school disengagement and contact with police than their peers, as well as experiencing untreated health…

Knox Local Champions Gender Equality Awards 2019

Posted in News on December 9, 2019.

On Friday 29th November 2019, Knox PLEDGE (People Linking to Embrace and Develop Gender Equality), presented  the Knox Local Champions for Gender Equality Awards to community members for the leadership they have shown in championing women…

Creating Culturally Safe and Inclusive Environments in Local Childhood Services

Posted in News on November 19, 2019.

Aboriginal Culture is the oldest living culture in the world, dating back over 80,000 years however many people may be uncomfortable or lack confidence in their knowledge or delivery of education around Aboriginal Culture. In an…

Action to support Gender Equality in Early Childhood Services

Posted in News on October 30, 2019.

The EACH Health Promotion Team recently teamed up with Eastern Domestic Violence Services (EDVOS) to host a workshop on Practical actions to support Gender Equality in Early Childhood at Maroondah City Council. Educators from early childhood…

Stories Beyond Stereotypes

Posted in News on October 24, 2019.

Our Health Promotion Team was delighted to take part in the launch of Stories Beyond Stereotypes – a booklist featuring real and imaginary characters who follow their own path, unconstrained by gender stereotypes. Stories that promote…

Learning to care for Country at Holy Trinity PS

Posted in News on October 4, 2019.

Caring for Country/place is the responsibility of the whole community, and Holy Trinity Primary School are ensuring that their students understand the importance of looking after the land we all call home, Australia. Holy Trinity PS…

Health Promoting School – Holy Trinity Primary School

Posted in News on July 16, 2019.

Eating habits are developed during childhood and if encouraged to enjoy healthier food and drink early, it is more likely that these positive behaviours will remain with children and young people throughout their life. Children and…

Dental Health Week Event: Healthy Eating Workshop

Posted in News on July 12, 2019.

Healthy Eating Workshop What we eat and drink affects our oral health. As part of Dental Health Week, we are hosting this FREE community event which will include exploring: healthy ways of cooking & preparing food…

Health Promotion at Great Ryrie Primary School

Posted in News on June 20, 2019.

Great Ryrie Primary School recently hosted a Health & Wellbeing Parent Information Session and invited our Oral Health and Health Promotion teams to attend and chat to parents about oral health, healthy eating and also gender…

Health Promotion at Holy Trinity Primary School

Posted in News on June 6, 2019.

Holy Trinity Primary School has been working hard to encourage and support the health and wellbeing of their students. The school is currently working on meeting their state-wide benchmark for Healthy Eating and Oral Health as…

Health Promotion work continues at Great Ryrie Primary School

Posted in News on June 28, 2018.

Great Ryrie Primary School has continued their work with our Health Promotion team, using the Victorian Government’s Achievement Program as a framework to create healthy environments, achieving a significant milestone by meeting best practice standards for the…

Health Promoting School/Services in Knox leading the way in 2018

Posted in News on May 14, 2018.

A number of primary schools and early childhood services across Knox a leading the way in 2018 by meeting best practice standards for their chosen health priority areas as part of the Victorian Government’s evidence-based framework…