Health Promotion

Health Promotion at West Wimmera Health Service

We work closely with our communities, always doing our best to listen to what people want and need at the local level to increase opportunities for health and wellbeing.

What is Health?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity

What is Health Promotion?

The WHO definition of health promotion is:  The process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.    

What do we do?

We will work across a broad range of communities and issues, always focussing on the social determinants of health but also supporting and/or developing smaller scale projects. 

 

 

The Coping During COVID: Rural perspectives from the Wimmera and Southern Mallee report contains an initial high level analysis of the survey data, undertaken by LaTrobe University. Learnings the survey  which was conducted during the initial COVID isolation period in the Wimmera and Southern Mallee, are helping to inform health promotion practice at West Wimmera Health Service (WWHS) and beyond.

Click here to view the report.

 

Contact

If you would like to contact the Health Promotion team please email health.promotion@wwhs.net.au