Opinion : Promoting Good Health

The poor state of our community’s health has been in the spotlight over the past few years. In response East Grampians Health Service has made a commitment to planning and implementing strategies to reduce the growing number of people developing chronic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. Staff have been working with key partners including Ararat Rural City, Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership, Grampians Community Health Service, local business and Healthy Together Victoria to ensure a coordinated approach is achieved with the best outcomes for our community.

Some of the strategies that have been implemented recently include:

We encourage all members of the community to get involved and support these health promotion programs so that together we can improve the health of the community of Ararat. We are expecting to receive the Victorian Population Health Survey soon and hopefully we will see improvements in the community’s health following concerted efforts over the past few years.