Under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, Wodonga Council is required to prepare a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan every four years or include strategies to promote public health and wellbeing and address environmental health dangers into the overall Council Plan.
Recognising the inherent role health and wellbeing has in all that council does, Wodonga Council has chosen to integrate our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan into the Council Plan for the third time. Having an integrated plan ensures a high-level engagement and commitment across all council departments and drives collaborative action for improved health and wellbeing outcomes.
Wodonga Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan addresses health and wellbeing priorities for the community and takes in to account certain population groups that experience poorer health and outcomes. The priority areas for the next four years are:
|Health and wellbeing priority areas
- Support individual mental wellbeing and community resilience
- Prevent violence against women by promoting gender equality
- Support healthy, active lifestyles
- Support community agility in adapting to climate change
- Increase access to appropriate affordable housing
- Promote access to services and public transport
- Foster diversity and inclusion
- Community connection
The plan has a key focus on prevention with the aim of creating meaningful and sustainable improvement for the health and wellbeing of Wodonga’s population.
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework
To progress health and wellbeing commitments within the plan, council has developed the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework. The framework emphasises the importance of working in partnership and creates a shared agenda to improve health and wellbeing in Wodonga.
Wodonga's Health and Social Wellbeing Statistics
The council has developed an outcomes framework for the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan to monitor the council’s goals, objectives and indicators and to evaluate the impact of preventative strategies with all level of government, partners and stakeholders and the broader community to ensure improved health and wellbeing outcomes for all.