What is a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan?
It is a four year strategic plan that identifies the main health and wellbeing issues for Casey and provides direction for Council and public health sector organisations to work together with the community to create environments that support everyone to lead a healthy life.
The Plan has a focus on the prevention of risk factors for chronic health conditions; healthy eating, physical activity, reducing harm from alcohol, drugs and tobacco, mental wellbeing and reducing violence and injury.
Why does Council have a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan?
Councils have an important role in protecting, improving and promoting public health and wellbeing; by shaping the environments in which residents live, work and play.
The Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 require Councils to prepare a Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan every four years.
How will Council deliver on the Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan?
An Implementation Plan will be developed early in 2018 with actions and associated measures of success for each of the goals and strategic objectives of the plan.
The Implementation Plan will be developed and delivered in conjunction with Council’s public health partners, other key agencies and the community.
How will we know that this plan is making a difference?
Council will monitor progress of the plan and will report to the community annually on the achievements.