Latrobe Health Assembly

We are Shaping The Valley

The primary role of the Assembly is to facilitate a new way of working to enable the community, local and state-wide agencies and government to work together to improve health and wellbeing in the Latrobe Valley.

View our community projects to see the various ways we are already achieving this.

Let’s talk about period and pelvic pain

The Latrobe Health Assembly will be hosting a series of Pelvic Pain talks that will be open to all teenagers and their families.

The Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program is run by the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia (PPFA). This event is part of a larger series of school talks that will be happening throughout February. The two public sessions aim to provide access to the same valuable information to parents/guardians along with their teenage children.

The evening will consist of a 60 minute positive, fun, educational and interactive session aiming to provide teenagers with valuable information and skills to cope with pain, minimise school absences and live their best life possible.

Public session details:

Thursday, February 20, 2020
6.00pm – 7.30pm (Including 30 min Q&A session)
Morwell Central Auditorium, 47 McDonald St, Morwell VIC 3840

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
6.00pm – 7.30pm (Including 30 min Q&A session)
Morwell Central Auditorium, 47 McDonald St, Morwell VIC 3840

RSVP by visiting the Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program Facebook event page and click on ‘Going’.

More details available on our media release, email or call (03) 5173 8400.

Community Fruit Trees project

Have you heard our radio ads or seen us out and about talking about Community Fruit Trees?

The Latrobe Health Assembly is seeking community feedback and expressions of interest on a potential new program to harvest excess home grown fruit and distribute it throughout our community.

The concept would see people who are fed up with raking up rotten fruit off their garden, allow volunteers to come and pick the fruit. The volunteers then preserve the fruit and distribute it throughout the community via FoodBanks, local “community pantries” and other fresh food distribution points.

Click here to find out more and register your interest.

About Us:

In response to the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiries the Victorian Government designated the Latrobe Valley as a Health Innovation Zone, the first of its kind in Australia.

The formation of the Latrobe Health Assembly is a key component of the Health Innovation Zone, paving the way for a new era of community engagement, health improvement and integration of health and community services for people with complex conditions.

The Latrobe Health Assembly offers the community a chance to drive health and wellbeing priorities and consider new ways of working with local services and government, with a focus on innovative ideas and approaches.

The majority of members are from the community, with a diverse representation from various locations, professions, demographics and connections to communities and groups.

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