The Scan provides a snapshot of publicly available information that defines the direction that we are taking for the next 12 months.
WHISE recognises that the practice of health promotion and primary prevention are evolving.
To continue to be relevant health promotion can’t ignore the realities of community, the individual’s need for agency in their own lives, and the causes of health and social problems.
Collaboration is key and the creation of meaningful equal partnerships of practice that achieve wide-ranging social impact will be the mainstay of primary prevention work.
The Southern Metropolitan Region (SRM) covers an area of 2,888 square kilometres, representing about one-quarter of the state’s total population.
Contrasting demographics highlight diverse needs amongst various municipalities.
The social determinants of health are strongly influenced and shaped by access to income, education and resources that women have access to.
Emerging areas to explore include mental health and wellbeing, climate change and disaster and aging.
The social determinants of health are complex and many.
They drive the health and wellbeing of women and we need to understand these to undertake health promotion and primary prevention in the Southern Region.
Law and Regulation From local, to state to federal government’s all government policy, legislation and regulation impacts – positively or negatively – the health and wellbeing of women in our region.