Primary Prevention

The new South Coast Prevention Team is a result of a strong commitment by Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service, South Gippsland Hospital and the South Coast Primary & Community Partnership to work collectively across the sub-region with pooled health promotion resources. This new model will provide clearer policy direction and deliver better alignment of prevention work to the broader health agenda across the sub-region.

The Prevention Team work across the sub-region focus of the team is promoting health and preventing disease. We work with the whole community, including people who are healthy and well. Our place-based and collaborative approach allows us to partner with businesses, community groups, agencies, workplaces, sporting clubs and schools to deliver the best possible impacts for our community.

Our work is directed by The South Coast Integrated Prevention Action Plan 2017-2021

Our priority health areas are;

  1. Preventing violence and injury
  2. Improving sexual and reproductive health
  3. Healthier eating and active living