We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to re-imagine life and health in Victoria.
Join VicHealth and leading experts for five weeks of ideas and in-depth discussions on how we can create a healthier, more sustainable, and more equitable Victoria – for everyone.
This five-part series will explore a different topic each week, and will include:
A new article from leading experts in the field, published every Monday morning
A live, interactive online event featuring local and international guests and live illustration
Week-long coverage and in-depth discussion of the ideas on croakey.org
Ongoing conversation on VicHealth and partner social media channels
Join VicHealth and our hosts Virginia Trioli and Shelley Ware for weekly discussions about creating a healthier future for all Victorians
Week 1 – How can we reshape work to benefit everyone?
Online event – Wednesday 17 June, 2.00pm
Across the country today, work looks very different than it did six months ago. Yet, the issues brought to the fore in the midst of coronavirus are symptoms of the larger, fundamental challenges in the world of work. This week we're exploring how we can seize the day and reshape work to benefit everyone.
Professor of Work, Health & Wellbeing – Institute for Health Transformation@IHT_Deakin
Week 2 – Good food for all, how do we get there?
Coronavirus is testing the limits of Australia's food system - the complex web of supply chains that bring food from farm to fork. On the surface, our food system appears to have performed well.
Though look a little deeper and the cracks in our food system become clear. From struggling farmers, right up the chain to people experiencing food insecurity, this week we look at the opportunities to strengthen the chain and fix the cracks
Online event – Thursday 25 June, 2.00pm
Multicultural Strategic Engagement Coordinator for Gippsland, Latrobe Community Health Service
Week 3 – Streets for people - Lessons from a return to local living
Coronavirus has dramatically changed daily life. With unprecedented numbers of people working and learning at home and living locally, the use of neighbourhood streets and parks has boomed.
This week we explore how local living is changing communities, and how we can maintain the positive aspects as we emerge from lockdown.
Online event – Thursday 2 July, 2.00pm
Prof. Billie Giles-Corti @billiegc
Director Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform RMIT
Leads the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities
Co-author of the paper for this week
Greater Shepparton City Council
Week 4 – Equity during recovery - Addressing social and health inequities as we emerge from lockdown
Coronavirus is acting as a magnifying glass, highlighting the pandemic of social inequities in health across the world.
Join us this week as we explore the structural drivers that shape everyday life, and how we can move to a more resilient, healthy and fair society.
Online event – Wednesday 8 July, 2.00pm
Hosted by Shelley Ware @ShelleyWare
Proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia
Well known as part of the ground breaking SBS football program Marngrook
Opening Remarks from Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity
UCL Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health
|Prof Sharon Friel @SharonFrielOz
Professor of Health Equity, Director
Menzies Centre for Health Governance, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University
Lead author of the paper for this week
Vedran Drakulic OAM
Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, Gandel Philanthropy
Adjunct Professor at RMIT
|Veronica Pardo @MAVArtsAU
Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria
Proud Yorta Yorta man. Founder and creator of Strong Brother, Strong Sister, an Aboriginal youth mentoring organisation.
Week 5 – Where do we go next with prevention? Adopting a transilient approach as we learn from coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has brought many changes to the world as we knew it only six months ago. For the prevention of chronic diseases, it has brought both new challenges and new opportunities.
This week we highlight some of the priorities for prevention of chronic disease and promotion of wellbeing emerging from our experience of the past months.
Online event – Thursday 16 July, 2.00pm
Prof. Anna Peeters @AnnaPeetersAus
Director, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University
Co-author of the paper for this week
Dr Selina Lo @MonashUni
Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Consulting Editor, The Lancet
Head of the Achievement Program, Cancer Council Victoria
The Hon. Nicola Roxon
Chair of HESTA, Former Federal Health Minister, Attorney-General, and Minister for Emergency Management