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Budget ‘with heart’ will improve health and wellbeing for Victorians by addressing drivers of disadvantage

24th November 2020

Victorian community health service, cohealth, has praised today’s State Budget for its focus on addressing the drivers of disadvantage by increasing supply of social housing, improving access to early childhood education and boosting jobs and training efforts.    “This is a budget with heart,” said Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth. 

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cohealth welcomes ‘lifesaving’ new proposal for Naloxone

11th November 2020

cohealth applauds the Victorian Government’s proposal to make Naloxone more easily accessible for Victorians. Naloxone is a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. The proposed amendment to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act would mean that a broader range of services and practitioners would be able to dispense Naloxone, not just pharmacies.

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Addiction stigma is a public health issue

31st August 2020

Community health organisation cohealth is using International Overdose Awareness Day to highlight the damaging impacts of addiction stigma on people who use drugs and alcohol. International Overdose Awareness Day, observed yearly on 31 August, is a global effort to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths.

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