VicHealth Community Challenge
As part of VicHealth’s Elevate program – seeking to transform the drivers of health inequity by working with community – the VicHealth Community Challenge: Latrobe Valley called on the community to share their ideas on how to generate more jobs in the region. ‘Transitioning the Valley’ was named the winner of the inaugural Challenge in August 2016, receiving a $20,000 boost from VicHealth. With significant community support, this project aims to transition a community that has lived through privatisation and job loss into a future of new energy technologies. Initiated by the community, it will work with government, business and educational facilities to provide a pathway to transition local workers to future industries.
VicHealth is also supporting the Latrobe Health Assembly’s planning by mapping current and recent health improvement activity in the Latrobe Health Zone. This information will help identify potential projects that could be scaled up across Latrobe City, and identify gaps where projects aren’t currently being delivered.