Ranges Council is developing its 2013 – 2017 Health and Wellbeing Plan and we
want to hear from you.
As part of
our role in supporting the community lead a healthy life we have developed a
health profile which has identifies a range of health issues across Yarra
Ranges. These include diabetes and obesity, poor nutrition, lack of
physical activity, poor mental health, alcohol consumption, and smoking. Many of Yarra Ranges’ health issues
particularly impact young people.
Demographic and infrastructure issues affecting the
municipality include lack of access to health services, low levels of
education, and socio-economic disadvantage having a major impact on several
outer townships. The costs of housing,
transport and food have a particularly heavy impact on disadvantaged households
across Yarra Ranges. The available data
indicates that many of these issues are getting worse over time.
support communities in many ways including through the provision of services, facilities
and infrastructure like community hubs, parks and open space. Another key role
for council is advocacy to state and federal government on the health needs of
our community. We also work with service providers to response to community health
needs and issues.
Now is your
chance to tell us what you think about healthy living in Yarra Ranges. Is there anything that concerns you about your health or the health of the community? Here’s your opportunity to tell us what you think.
Click here to participate in
the online forum or call our Social Planning and Development Officer, Cathi
Walker on 9294 6113 for more info.
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