Health and Wellbeing

May 30

The true value of a Neighbourhood House is counted in more than dollars.


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Oct 31

Revisit the moment that convinced Victorian Coroner Jacqui Hawkins of the need for a safe injecting trial in North Richmond.


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May 3

Investment in mental health, drug and alcohol services and in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in the 2017 Victorian Budget will


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Aug 1

Poker machines do immeasurably more harm than good. They create and exacerbate the social disadvantage VCOSS members are then asked


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Jul 20

A new Victorian strategy for Aboriginal health and wellbeing will need to involve Aboriginal people in all aspects, from development


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May 5

  The Ageing, Disability and Mental Health Collaborative Panel was established in 2014 with the objective of building the capacity


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May 3

A new report from the Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM), Review of community recovery following the 2013–14 Victorian bushfires, finds


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Apr 29

VCOSS commends the 2016 Victorian Budget for its support for LGBTI community members, with the announcement of a new Pride


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Apr 28

  Summary Good health underpins everyone’s ability to live a good life. VCOSS is encouraged the 2016 Victorian Budget includes significant


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Apr 20

A community's ability to recover from a disaster reflects the strength of its underlying functioning. 'Resilience Strategies' from cities around


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Apr 13

In this blog, VCOSS summarises some of the key funding and policy initiatives announced in today’s package, responding to the


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Apr 1

In its response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, VCOSS called the report “a landmark moment and a turning


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Mar 2

The economic costs of increased health-related, employment and community costs following a natural disaster are examined for the first time


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Feb 10

VCOSS recently published its 2016-17 State Budget Submission: Putting people back in the picture. The state budget submission proposes the


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Jan 4

Mind Recovery College recently won a 2015 National Disability Awards for ‘Excellence in Choice and Control in Service Delivery.’


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Nov 11

Health should be everyone’s business, with a focus on preventing illness and ensuring all Victorians can achieve and maintain good


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Oct 15

On 29 September 2015, over 100 people joined the Ageing, Disability and Mental Health (ADMH) Collaborative Panel at a special


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Sep 29

Poor mental health is affected by, and contributes to poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion. Responsibility for laying the foundations for


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Aug 20

Australia needs to increase its investment in chronic disease prevention to reduce the burden of chronic disease on disadvantaged communities,


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May 8

The 2015-16 Victorian State Budget delivered some welcome initiatives to reduce inequality in health outcomes, including suicide prevention programs in


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Mar 31

The VCOSS State Budget Submission 2015-16 Building a Victoria without poverty recommends the state government build on the success of


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Mar 25

This guest post from VAADA, examines an evaluation they commissioned of the processes employed by the then Department of Health


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Mar 19

Closing the Gap in health and social outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians will require strong partnerships throughout the community and must


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Mar 4

The community sector has an important role to play in reducing smoking rates among disadvantaged Victorians. In this guest blog


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Feb 5

Figures in the most recent volume of the Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services show that cost is already causing


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