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.

File name: 4_year_prevention_strategy.pdf
File size: 1.96 MB
Publication Topic: Complementary / Alternative therapy
Publication Audience: General Public
Publication Target Group: General Public | Organisations staff or health professionals
Year: 2018
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