Growing Brimbank

Growing Brimbank

In parts of Brimbank, early childhood development indicators are getting worse.

By working together to invest in early childhood, active living and better nutrition, we can improve health and wellbeing outcomes, and reduce health costs now in the long term.

Growing Brimbank – a long-term partnership between Brimbank Council and the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University (the collaboration) – is aimed at lifting the health and education outcomes of the Brimbank community.

The collaboration has mapped disadvantage and risk factors for poor health and education outcomes, and is now ready to demonstrate ‘what works’ in our community, drawing on evidence based practice and policy to design and deliver priority interventions.

Brimbank Council is looking for funding for two key interventions, specifically:

  • $200,000 to further develop and test innovative Maternal and Child Health outreach services
  • $100,000 to develop programs to encourage leisure time physical activity across the life course in community facilities and open space

 

 

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