Council and Health Service Together on Health Planning

Ararat Rural City together with East Grampians Health Service and other health service providers have jointly developed the Ararat Rural City Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. The plan will be reported on four times a year as senior leaders from Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership, Grampians Goldfields Healthy Together, the Department of Health and Grampians Community Health partner to monitor strategies to improve the health of the community.

East Grampians Health Service Chief Executive Mr. Nick Bush said “It is crucial for local government and public health services to work together to promote and plan for better health. Mr. Bush said “early indicators are that the certificate of roles is improving service delivery.”

Ararat Rural City Chief Executive Mr. Andrew Evans said “Ararat Rural City is legislated to develop a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and it was very positive that East Grampians Health Service and Ararat Rural City could plan the future direction of the municipality’s health.”

Mr. Bush said “The health of the Ararat community will be measured again in 2018 by the Victorian Government’s Healthy Together program.”

Mr. Bush highlighted that he is very positive the 2018 results will be much better than the initial reports that resulted in Ararat being judged “ARAFAT” by some sections of the media.

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