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LEAD summary report: Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity program

5 Oct 2021
Research and Publications

VicHealth's LEAD program was seen as the first program of its kind in Australia. It focused on local governments to help reduce race-based discrimination and promote cultural diversity. This summary report presents the key findings.

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In 2009, VicHealth established the Localities Embracing and Accepting Diversity (LEAD) pilot program, which developed and tested solutions for reducing race-based discrimination and promoting cultural diversity in two Victorian municipalities – Greater Shepparton and the City of Whittlesea.

This report captures the key things we've learnt from the program and provides an overview of the key tools and resources developed through the program.

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.