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.
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.
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.
10th June 2021
A pop-up vaccination clinic set up in less than four hours in a Reservoir basketball stadium is just another example of how community health agencies, with the support of the Victorian Government, are able to respond quickly and efficiently in a fast-changing COVID environment.
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.
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.
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.
11th May 2021
Victorian community health service, cohealth, has tonight recognised the Federal Government for delivering a Budget which makes some investments that will support Australia’s most vulnerable as we recover as a nation from the pandemic.
26th March 2021
A ‘vaccine conversation’ campaign at public housing high-rises in Melbourne’s north and west is being rolled out by community health service, cohealth, to dispel myths and fill information gaps about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
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.
2nd March 2021
Not for profit community health organisation cohealth says that the delivery of the final Report from the Mental Health Royal Commission is an emotional day for those who have been failed by the system, as well as the people who support them.