The Health Community Voices Program aims to develop effective responses to Aboriginal health that address the levels of complexity within Aboriginal families and communities in the Geelong region.
Strengths of the program include evidence-based design, holistic approach, clinical focus, committed staff, intersectoral linkages, an Aboriginal cultural focus grounded in health promotion activity and community development interventions to improve Aboriginal health.
Aims of the project are:
- to empower a community at an individual, community and organisational level to develop its own health interventions
- training and education to equip health workers and community with the skills and understanding to foster change to slow the progression of chronic disease and promote healthy lifestyle patterns from an early intervention approach
- to analyse health data that will aid in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs is a critical factor in the effectiveness of programs.
- evidence-based design
- holistic approach
- clinical focus
- committed staff
- intersectoral linkages
- an Aboriginal cultural focus grounded in health promotion activity and community development interventions to improve Aboriginal health.