This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Grampians Pyrenees PCP for everyone.
Your Health, Your Say
People of the Grampians Pyrenees
Have your say on your community and local health issues!
What can be done and how can you help?
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If every health issue in your community cost one dollar to solve, what would you spend your dollar on?
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The Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership is a local network of community and health organisations. We work in partnership with Local Government and aim to keep people well and make the health system better for everyone.
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Emily AndersonExecutive Officer, Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership
Grampians Pyrenees Primary Care Partnership
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Workshops could include ... I would like to see a collaboration between Council and our health organisations engage a part time ... To make it easier for me to be healthy and stay healthy is to have access to mental health professio... It would be good to have health professionals visiting smaller villages for people who can't get... I think a fruit forest would benefit all members of our community. If we had some land in town donat... My husband and I have lived in Snake Valley for the last 11 years. We love living here except for th... Community Bus Service
Availability of transport on a weekly basis giving access especially for ... We need our supermarkets and green grocery stores to be delivered 'Fresh' produce that lasts... I would like to see healthier options offered when going out for morning and afternoon tea, eg: less... With the high incidence of both obesity and diabetes in the Pyrenees Shire, I would like to encourag... I would love to see more emphasis on supporting the secondary schools in our region to have more hea... Access to free generalist counsellors for young people 10-18 years, without limitations on sessions ... I would like to see subsidised training opportunities locally for young people i.e First Aid. More support and friendly exercise programs are needed for new mothers. These need to be supported b... We have wonderful natural resources and infrastructure in this region to be able to provide respite... Maternal and Child Health Nurses need to have more time or more resources to provide supportive pare... We need an accessible way to donate blood. At the moment, unless you have a car and don't work, ... An affordable start-up program to better educate/help people to a healthier life. A lot of the healt... Initiate the introduction of a Parkrun course within the Grampians Pyrenees community to promote ex... Free access to local swimming pools for everyone over the summer season, with REAL health informatio... Have bicycle friendly streets with lanes or paths where cyclists feel safe. Include plenty of safe... The cost of joining a gym during the winter months when it is to cold to exercise outside is too hig... Hello Health Person,
thank you for the opportunity to suggest my dollar be spent improving the walk... Healthy cooking classes An affordable skin clinic. we need a caring doctor in st arnaud.
not one who just takes 1.5 minutes with you. Navigating through the extensive network of health organisations across Australia is a challenge for... free healthy school lunches at every government (not private) school in our region for every student... We have many good programs available that are poorly attended due to access issues. Difficulties wi... I think as much education around nutrition as possible. You can't out train a poor diet and most... If every health problem in our community cost $1 to solve, I would put my $1 towards ensuring that e... Sport equipment and/ or membership fees to be paid for kids that can not afford it Mental and Physical health are linked through poverty. Lack of jobs and opportunities to participate... I would spend the $1 on promoting existing services and activities that are already in place in the ... I think better water quality so people will drink more water.
Foot Paths so people can walk around ... I would spend my dollar on mental health. I'm not sure where the dollar would go exactly but wit... I'd spend my dollar on education, but I think there's a greater part of that, education isn&... If every health issue in the community cost $1 to solve, I would spend my dollar on getting blokes t... If every health issue in the community cost $1 to solve, I would spend my dollar on supporting acces... If every health issue in the community cost $1 to solve, I would really like to spend my dollar on s... If every health problem in the community cost $1 to solve, I would spend my dollar on getting a resi... If I had my dollar to spend it would be on making children's activities much more available and ... I like to swim/do water exercises and it is usually after work Providing food education and access to health food to prevent lifestyle related chronic health disea... I would spend $1 on an ongoing information campaign on living for optimal health. Promoting good nut... I live in Snake Valley. I do think that if the walking tracks had a better surface then more people ... Support for working out health problems which may not necessarily require a doctor....a Functional M... it is no good running services within in the health system when it is only available to those that ... skin cancer clinics Supermarkets and stores to change aisle displays of food. Instead of having chips, chocolate and sof... Short-term childcare for parents and carers of small children. My $1 would be for the opportunity to... Soft drinks are sold at every cricket game. Sports clubs would be a good place to start introducing ... The councils who host the local business excellence awards could add a category dedicated to recogni... The region has no wholefoods grocery, unlike most other regions in Victoria. We have no option to bu... A functional medical practitioner who could visit an existing clinic on a weekly or monthly basis. T... There need to be more support services available for PTSD. There are lots of people who have been i... Some basic cooking skill workshops for people to learn how to cook using fresh produce and on a tigh... Local exercise groups for blokes would be good, particularly in smaller communities where there is n...
6 months ago
A functional medical practitioner who could visit an existing clinic on a weekly or monthly basis. That is, a medical practitioner who works with the patient to understand underlying causes of disease, such as epigenetic factors and nutritional deficiencies or excess. There are many in our community who have health conditions that our regular GPs can't help with. For anyone in our community, seeing a functional medical practitioner means travel to another city, and paying full fee. It's difficult to travel that far for those who are not well and who may be low income due to illness.
5 months ago
I would spend the $1 on promoting existing services and activities that are already in place in the communities, and working with these organisations or groups (Sporting, mental health, doctors etc.) in increasing their presence in the community, and the use by the local community.
6 months ago
Local exercise groups for blokes would be good, particularly in smaller communities where there is no gym. For example an opportunity to join in on footy training as a spin off to helping others in the community be a part of a fun but regular fitness opportunity, 'fees' could be paid to support the local footy group and it may be good for the club also to get more locals interested in supporting the club. This may be a good way to keep all involved fit over non footy season too.
6 months ago
I think better water quality so people will drink more water.
Foot Paths so people can walk around towns safely.
And out door fitness equipment at parks and sport grounds.
5 months ago
Sport equipment and/ or membership fees to be paid for kids that can not afford it
5 months ago
Maternal and Child Health Nurses need to have more time or more resources to provide supportive parenting programs for new families. New families are vulnerable and some parenting sessions will help build their confidence and share their concerns, knowledge and experiences with each others. Families are so spread out these days that child focused support is often not there for new families.
6 months ago
Some basic cooking skill workshops for people to learn how to cook using fresh produce and on a tight budget. Build the facilitation skills of good cooks so they can pass on their knowledge to others. (across the whole catchment)
6 months ago
There need to be more support services available for PTSD. There are lots of people who have been in the defence forces, police, ambulance and all other emergency services that suffer from this illness. Especially after they leave these organisations the PTSD continues and the support services are hard to access.
6 months ago
The region has no wholefoods grocery, unlike most other regions in Victoria. We have no option to buy chemical-free produce, local produce, healthy breads, bulk foods with minimal packaging, natural cleaning products, healthy snacks and drinks. It wouldn't be impossible for a council partnership to open such a store, which could also offer retail traineeships and provide some employment at the same time. I would do all my shopping there!
5 months ago
Hello Health Person,
thank you for the opportunity to suggest my dollar be spent improving the walking tracks and footpaths in Snake Valley . Currently one needs to be rather sure footed as they are uneven with weeds encroaching either side and impossible for the elderly to enjoy a stroll and uncomfortable for those pushing prams or overseeing youngsters learning to ride bicycles. If these were made safer I'm sure they would be used more.
Good luck for a great outcome