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Taking vaccine to people experiencing homelessness

22nd July 2021

cohealth has this week kicked-off a program to support vaccination of people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage via pop-up clinics at homelessness services, drop-in centres and crisis accommodation facilities around the inner northern suburbs and CBD.  

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Footy match with heart: People experiencing homelessness and disadvantage become footy heroes in annual Community Cup

6th July 2021

A unique footy program that creates pathways to improved health and wellbeing for people who are experiencing homelessness, mental ill-health and other disadvantage will tomorrow host its annual Community Cup. Traditional rivals cohealth Kangas and Wynbay Bulldogs will go head-to-head in the annual Community Cup at Whitten Oval on 6 July. The teams are part of the Reclink football league, and players are all clients from community health service cohealth, and youth support agency Latitude.  

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Leading Infectious Diseases Physician to lead Community Health testing and vaccination consortium focussed on Melbourne’s most marginalised communities

16th June 2021

cohealth’s Dr Nadia Chaves has been appointed as Chair of the C-19 Network’s clinical governance group.  The C-19 Network  is a consortium of five Community Health organisations (cohealth, DPV Health, IPC Health, EACH and Star Health) which have collectively combined their capacity and capabilities to scale COVID-19 testing and vaccination services to communities across metro Melbourne. 

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Victoria’s first Pfizer clinic delivers 500th Pfizer vaccine

7th June 2021

Victoria’s first Pfizer clinic is this week expected to deliver its 500th Pfizer vaccine since it was first established on 19 May. cohealth’s Laverton clinic was the only GP-led clinic in Victoria and one of only three GP-led clinics nationally selected by the Federal Government to deliver Pfizer outside of the centralised hubs.

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Community-led project and cookbook created by and for North Melbourne and Flemington residents

27th May 2021

No translation is needed for food, it’s an international language. A team of public housing residents of the nine towers in North Melbourne and Flemington will launch their community cookbook Cooking, Recovery & Connections this weekend. The project is supported by cohealth’s Prevention and Community Partnerships team in the name of celebrating community resilience and recovery following the hard lockdown experienced by public housing communities last year.

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cohealth praises major Budget investment in mental health

20th May 2021

Victorian community health service, cohealth, has applauded the State Government’s massive investment in health care in today’s Budget, particularly the $3.8b for mental health.  “The Royal Commission process revealed just how broken our mental health system is, and this Budget funds a roadmap to a better system for all Victorians,” said Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth. 

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cohealth welcomes recommendations to respect and recognise human rights of older Australians in aged care system

10th March 2021

cohealth applauds the landmark final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care that recommends enshrining in legislation a rights-based system that guarantees older people universal access to the supports and services they need. As a provider of home-based supports cohealth welcomes the recommendation to clear the waiting list and provide home care packages to those who need them right now. 

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Ending homelessness requires a home plus health and social support

4th March 2021

cohealth has welcomed the recommendation from a Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria to boost affordable, long-term housing, with the community health service reiterating that housing must be integrated with efforts to address the long-term impacts of homelessness on people’s physical, mental and social health.

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