Health Promotion

Bass Coast Health work as part of a wider primary prevention & health promotion team across Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

The South Coast Prevention Team is a result of a strong commitment by Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service, South Gippsland Hospital and South Coast Primary & Community Partnership to work collectively across the sub-region with pooled health promotion resources. This model provides clearer policy direction and delivers better alignment of prevention work to the broader health agenda across the sub-region.

In response to local identified health issues a four-year plan has been established that guides the work across the sub-region. The 2017 – 2021 South Coast Integrated Prevention Action Plan identifies three key health priorities.

The priority health areas are;

  • Preventing violence and injury
  • Improving sexual and reproductive health
  • Healthier eating and active living

 The South Coast Prevention Team is guided by the following Primary Prevention Principles;

  • Whole of community, whole of systems approach
  • Outcomes focused
  • Transparent line-of-sight
  • A focus on equity
  • Prevention at scale
  • Leadership at every level
  • Emphasis on multi-risk factor approaches
  • Mutually reinforcing activities

Key to the delivery of the work is a platform of strong and effective partnerships. These partnerships span health services, local government, schools, early childhood services, sporting clubs, private businesses, state agencies, water corporations and community-based organisations.

Like to know more?

To find out more about the team, projects and resources visit their website.