16th September 2020
A program assessing COVID-positive patients’ capacity to self-isolate will be rolled out statewide after a successful pilot program in Melbourne’s north and west suburbs revealed startling statistics around social factors that can prevent people from quarantining.
15th September 2020
Culturally-specific programs for Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander Victorians are contributing to low COVID infection rates, says community health organisation, cohealth.
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.
26th July 2020
A ‘zine, produced by people who are homeless, and distribution of nearly 100 mobile phones and smart devices, are among the initiatives cohealth is using to connect people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19.
10th July 2020
With the extension of the hard lockdown of public housing in North Melbourne, cohealth will continue to provide health services and other supports to residents, with a mobile health clinic in operation on the ground floor onsite.
5th June 2020
cohealth welcomes today’s announcement that its community health centre in the city is Victorian Government's preferred location for a second Medically Supervised Injecting Facility in Victoria.
28th November 2019
Victorian not-for-profit health provider, cohealth, says that today’s Interim Report from the Mental Health Royal Commission shows that the Committee is “on the right track for delivering real reform to a fundamentally broken system”.
20th November 2019
Victoria’s leading not-for-profit health provider, cohealth, will today tell the Senate Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart payments that people on Newstart are forced to ration medicine and can’t afford medical appointments.
“Working with people experiencing disadvantage we see firsthand the health impacts of living on Newstart, an income that leaves people living below the poverty line,” says Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth.
10th October 2019
Victorian community health organisation cohealth has today warned about the true pain of Newstart.
Nicole Bartholomeusz, cohealth Chief Executive, said many Australians who are forced to live below the poverty line on the Newstart Allowance are going without essential healthcare because they can’t afford it
“We hear from people in the community whose health is deteriorating because they are unable to afford the cost of essential medications and health treatments.
12th September 2019
cohealth today announced the appointment of Nicole Bartholomeusz as its new Chief Executive (CE).
Ms Bartholomeusz has been Interim CE following Lyn Morgain’s departure to Oxfam Australia and prior to this, held the Deputy CE role since 2014. Over the past five years Nicole has brought her pragmatic and values-based leadership approach to the oversight of the operations of cohealth, as well as to her role as a strategic partner and thought leader to the Chief Executive.
Nicole said it was a privilege to be appointed as cohealth’s new CE.
1st July 2019
cohealth is pleased to announce the appointment of La Trobe University Professor Virginia Lewis as the inaugural cohealth Research Chair. Professor Lewis is a health services researcher and evaluator with more than 25 years of experience. Professor Lewis has worked over many years with the Victorian primary and community health sectors and has a particular interest in increasing access to community-based primary health care for vulnerable populations. “I am particularly excited about this opportunity because I have a long-standing interest in and commitment to demonstrating the value and sustaining the role of community health in the health system,” Professor Lewis said.
27th June 2019
Inaugural Media Diversity Australia Award at the Walkley Mid-Year Celebration awarded to ABC's 'You Can't Ask That' for tackling uncomfortable issuesThe award honours journalists who are making an outstanding contribution through their reporting or coverage of diverse people or issues in Australia. The winning team includes Aaron Smith, Kirk Docker, Loni Cooper, Pauline Ernesto and Josh Schmidt, and they entered three episodes “You Can’t Ask That – Deaf, African Australians and Intersex”. The newest award at the Walkley Mid-Year Celebration far exceeded all expectations with 72 entries. It’s a response that shows how needed this award is.