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Wednesday, 18 October 2023.

Barwon South West Public Health Unit Catchment Plan released

The Barwon South West Public Health Unit (BSWPHU), hosted by Barwon Health, has developed the Barwon South West Population Health Catchment Plan (the Catchment Plan). The Catchment Plan was...

Thursday, 21 September 2023.

Little Growers - Story time in the garden Project

Little Growers was a joint initiative between Bellarine Community Health (BCH) and Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation (GRLC), developed as a pilot project to engage preschool children with...

Thursday, 21 September 2023.

Partnership gets Geelong workers moving

A new health partnership is aiming to make Geelong the most active city in Australia. Local health collaboration Active Geelong has been working with Barwon Health’s Healthy Communities Unit...

Thursday, 21 September 2023.

Study informs Buruli Ulcer prevention advice

As cases of Buruli ulcer increase yearly across Victoria, a recently published study by a collaboration of researchers from Barwon Health, Deakin University and CSIRO, Australia’s national...

Friday, 08 September 2023.

Women’s Health Week – reducing barriers to health care

Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week, held this year 4-8 September, is Australia’s largest event dedicated to the health and wellbeing of all women, girls and gender-diverse people. Every...

Friday, 14 July 2023.

Lance Strong shares Buruli ulcer story amid health warnings

Spending time in the garden is suspected to have caused Lance Strong to develop an ulcer on his Achilles.The Highton 75-year-old noticed what “started off as a small chafe” on the back of his...

Friday, 14 July 2023.

Cultura’s Healthy Minds Program - improving mental health and wellbeing for multicultural youth

Barwon Health's small grants program aims to promote mental wellbeing in the Geelong community. The innovative submission for Cultura’s Healthy Minds Program was one of the successful applicants....

Friday, 14 July 2023.

Health alert - Antibiotic resistant Shigella

Increasing antibiotic resistance is being detected in infections caused by Shigella bacteria (shigellosis), especially among men who have had recent sexual contact with other men. It is...

Thursday, 13 July 2023.

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Forum strengthens relationships across BSW region

The Barwon South West Public Health Unit (BSWPHU) Community Partnerships team recently invited partners working in health prevention and promotion across the Barwon South West (BSW) region to come...

Tuesday, 27 June 2023.

Helping the Barwon community to understand vaping – and where to seek help

Vaping is on the rise, especially in young people who have never smoked. Schools and families have made it clear they cannot address it on their own.  The Barwon Health Healthy Communities...
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