health update

Older Person’s High Rise Program residents get vaccinated

Published: 23rd April 2021

As part of the vaccine rollout to people living in high-risk accommodation, cohealth has been arranging for group vaccinations of residents from cohealth's Older Persons High Rise (OPHR) program.  On Thursday, 18 older people from the OPHR program were transported to West Melbourne vaccination clinic by taxi to get the COVID-19 vaccine, with a great deal of excitement...

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Targeted efforts protect residents of high-risk accommodation from COVID-19

Published: 21st April 2021

High density housing residents are at higher risk of viral transmission because of crowded living spaces and the need for people to share areas such as laundries, kitchens, stairwells and entries.  During the peak of transmissions schools were closed, people were working from their homes and public spaces were closed,...

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Supporting student nurses to recognise and respond to family violence

Published: 16th April 2021

cohealth’s Family Violence team is helping the next generation of nurses to feel more confident to respond to family violence by giving them support and training during their placement at cohealth.  The Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work is a Victorian Government project that assists specialist and non-specialist community service organisations to develop and...

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Improving Mental Health with South Sudanese Australian Communities

Published: 8th April 2021

A community-led program has been breaking the stigma around mental health and improving the wellbeing of South Sudanese Australians in Melbourne’s west. South Sudanese Australian Minds, funded by cohealth, and supported by The Australian Centre for Social Inclusion and Department of Health, was nominated as a finalist in the Service...

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