Latest media releases from Alpine Health:
If you’ve been thinking lately about getting more active, then sign up to the Premier’s Active April. Active Alpine, a group with representation from Alpine Health, Sport North East, Alpine Shire Council and Gateway Health are supporting everyone in the Alpine Shire to get more active, more often.
Alpine residents affected by cancer will have access to a comprehensive survivorship education, exercise and wellness program over six weeks, commencing 29th April 2019.
February 7, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires. This is a significant date of remembrance for Victoria and may be a challenging time for many people across the state. During this time, and always, looking after ourselves, family, friends and neighbours is important.
Alpine Health and the Alpine Shire Council are this year calling on our community to commit to actions that change the culture that drives family violence. The Respect Victoria campaign coincides with the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign.
Alpine Health's PACE team are spreading the word locally, encouraging anyone with concerns about their lung health to speak with their doctor.
At Alpine Health routine screening for family violence will become common practice. This will include clients, patients and residents who are accessing health services provided by Alpine Health.
Communities That Care Alpine has recently completed its second round of auditing packaged outlets as part of The Smart Generation program and the results show an increase in outlets selling alcohol to young people without checking ID.
More people have died during extreme heat than in any natural disaster. In the 2009 Victorian heatwave 374 people died and almost eighty percent of these were over 65 years of age. This year, we’re expecting a hot summer, and that could mean more deaths and illness from extreme heat.