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Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 - Overview

In developing this strategic plan the Board has been acutely aware that any plan is part of a continuing body of work, and needs to provide guidance and direction, while remaining general enough to encourage and support an agile, responsive and engaged approach to meeting community needs. 
We desire to build on the strengths of the organisation, in particular its staff, and its underlying principles, as we embrace the challenges, opportunities and new directions which come our way. As a community health service we understand and promote the importance of an empowered community and clients, and our role in developing the opportunities and skills needed to make self-determination and self-management of health and wellbeing a realistic and achievable goal. We work in prevention and health promotion while we deliver direct services and programs.
If we are to be able to achieve our vision, for communities currently facing significant health challenges, we must strive to build and continue to develop a strong, robust organisation which is sustainable, relevant, influential and able to display thought leadership while being a respected and trusted partner. 
Innovation, realistic optimism, courage and openness to change and challenge will be key features of our work, which will encompass advocacy for our communities, holistic and client-centred work with individuals designed to get positive health outcomes, and a social enterprise approach designed to support the organisation in addressing community needs.

Topic: Financial and legal issues
Audience: General Public
Target Group: General Public
2018

Integrated Health Promotion at Ballarat Community Health Prevention Strategy 2017 – 2021

The Ballarat Community Health Strategic Prevention plan encompasses all BCH prevention and health promotion activity funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including: Integrated Health Promotion (IHP); Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY); and Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BBV/STI). Our prevention work is further strengthened by health promotion undertaken across other areas of the organisation.


Development of the BCH IHP plan was a 12 month process beginning in late 2016. Planning was guided by the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019 (VPHWP) and the DHHS public health and wellbeing planning guidelines. Working from the six
priorities i i identified in the VPHWP, BCH staff reviewed health indicators data for our local communities, consulted with key internal and external stakeholders, and critically reviewed current IHP activities. Plan development was an iterative process with the Health Promotion Team working concurrently in a back-and-forth progression between data and stakeholders to identify our three priority areas and develop our integrated plan.
 

Topic: Complementary / Alternative therapy
Audience: General Public
Target Group: General Public, Organisations staff or health professionals
2018

ReNews Issue 1, Dec 2017

BCH Research and Evaluation Newsletter, Issue 1, December 2017

Inside this issue of ReNews:

Editorial / Welcome [2]
Researching the health benefits of volunteering [3]
Phenomenology [4]
Conference presentations by BCH staff [5]
Experiences of marginality and stigma among consumers of Opioid Replacement Therapy [6-7]
Berry Street Community Nurse Program Evaluation [8-9]
 

Topic: Research
Audience: Health Professionals
Target Group: Organisations staff or health professionals
2017

BCH Financial Report 2016 - 2017

The Directors of Ballarat Community Health present this report for the financial year ended 30 June 2017, in accordance with the resolution of Directors.

Topic: Financial and legal issues
Audience: BCH Clients, BCH Members, General Public
Target Group: General Public
2017

BCH Annual Report and Quality Account 2017

This Annual Report and Quality Account provides an overview of Ballarat Community Health operations from 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017.

The report is designed to inform clients, carers, the local community, staff and volunteers, and statutory authorities about the business, performance, quality, safety systems, processes and outcomes of our activities for the year. 

Topic: Financial and legal issues
Audience: BCH Clients, BCH Members, General Public
Target Group: General Public
2017

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