Weekly online events from 17 June 2020 Last updated: 08 Jul, 2020

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

 

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Week 5 – What does the future of prevention look like, in a post-coronavirus world?

Online event – Thursday 16 July, 2.00pm

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Panellists

Prof. Anna Peeters Twitter@AnnaPeetersAus

Director, Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University

Co-author of the paper for this week

Dr Guy Fones Twitter@WHO

Unit Head, Secretariat of the Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs, World Health Organization              

Dr Selina Lo Twitter@MonashUni

Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, Monash Sustainable Development Institute 

Consulting Editor, The Lancet

Tope Adepoyibi

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

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. 

Download the paper here.

 

Panellists

Anthony D. LaMontagne
Anthony D. LaMontagne

Professor of Work, Health & Wellbeing – Institute for Health Transformation

Twitter @IHT_Deakin
Jim Stanford
Jim Stanford

Economist and Director Centre for Future Work

Twitter @CntrFutureWork

Emma King
Emma King

CEO – Victorian Council of Social Service

Twitter @VCOSS

Liam O’Brien
Liam O’Brien

Assistant Secretary – Australian Council of Trade Unions

Twitter @unionsaustralia
 Professor Ella Arensman
Professor Ella Arensman

Chief Scientist, National Suicide Research Foundation, Ireland

Twitter @NSRFIreland

An illustrative summary

This illustration explores our Life and Health Re-imagined Panel on 17 June 2020 on how we can seize the day and reshape work to benefit everyone.

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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

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Panellists

Rachel Carey
Dr Rachel Carey

Lecturer in Food Systems.
The University of Melbourne

Twitter@unimelb

Nick Rose
Dr Nick Rose 

Executive Director, Sustain

Twitter@sustainaus

Lisa Brassinton
Lisa Brassington

Cardinia Food Circles 

Twitter@CardiniaShire

Russell Shields
Russell Shields

Founder and Chair, The Community Grocer

Farhat Firdous
Farhat Firdous

Multicultural Strategic Engagement Coordinator for Gippsland, Latrobe Community Health Service

An illustrative summary

This illustration explores our Life and Health Re-imagined Panel on 25 June 2020. 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 event explored the opportunities to strengthen the chain and fix the cracks.

Watch the full panel

Week 3 – Streets for people - Lessons from a return to local living

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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

 

Panellists

Prof. Billie Giles-CortiProf. Billie Giles-Corti Twitter@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  

Anna MuessigAnna Muessig Twitter@annabike

Associate, Gehl (San Francisco) 

Jacki FristackyCr Jackie Fristacky AM Twitter@YarraCouncil

Councillor, City of Yarra

Seema AbdullahMayor Cr. Seema Abdullah

Greater Shepparton City Council

An illustrative summary

This illustration explores our Life and Health Re-imagined Panel on 2 July 2020 on how local living is changing communities during coronavirus, and how we can maintain the positive aspects as we emerge from lockdown.

Watch the full panel

 

Week 4 – Equity during recovery - Addressing social and health inequities as we emerge from lockdown

Download the paper here.

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

 

 Panellists

Shelley WhiteHosted by Shelley Ware Twitter@ShelleyWare

Proud Yankunyjatjara and Wirangu woman from Adelaide, South Australia

Well known as part of the ground breaking SBS football program Marngrook

Sir Michael Marmot Opening Remarks from Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Twitter@MichaelMarmot

Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

UCL Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health

Sharon FrielProf Sharon Friel Twitter@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 DrakulicVedran Drakulic OAM 

Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, Gandel Philanthropy

Adjunct Professor at RMIT

Veronica PardoVeronica Pardo Twitter@MAVArtsAU            

Chief Executive Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria

Cormach EvansCormach Evans

Proud Yorta Yorta man. Founder and creator of Strong Brother, Strong Sister, an Aboriginal youth mentoring organisation. 

An illustrative summary

Coronavirus is acting as a magnifying glass, highlighting the pandemic of social inequities in health across the world. This illustration explores our Life and Health Re-imagined Panel on Wednesday 8 July 2020 on equity during recovery, exploring the structural drivers that shape everyday life, and how we can move to a more resilient, healthy and fair society.

Opening remarks from Prof Sir Michael Marmot

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