Macedon Ranges Health works closely with organisations and networks in Victoria and across Australia to provide quality healthcare for the community. Further support is available through the following service providers:
Alzheimer's Australia represents more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care. They advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information. Alzheimer's Australia is a member of Alzheimer's Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer's Associations around the world. Alzheimer's Australia also represents, at the national level, the interests of its federation of state and territory members on all matters relating to dementia and carer issues.
Arthritis Australia aims to bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering. Nearly one in five Australians - that's 3.85 million people - has arthritis. Arthritis Australia is a charitable not-for-profit organisation, and is the peak arthritis body in Australia. It is supported by affiliate offices in ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia.
Asthma Australia and its State/Territory Asthma Foundations are the leaders in asthma health care and research. Asthma Australia and member Foundations deliver high quality support to people with asthma and their carers.
As one of the country’s largest and most respected respiratory organisations, with offices and staff in every State and Territory of Australia, Asthma Australia delivers evidence-based preventative health strategies to over 200,000 people every year.
beyondblue works to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and suicide prevention, reduce the stigma surrounding these issues and to encourage people to seek support when they need it.
Through strong partnerships with academics, governments, non-government, corporate, service providers and the community, beyondblue promotes good mental health across a range of population groups and places in which people live, learn, work and play.
BreastScreen Victoria is an accredited part of BreastScreen Australia, jointly funded by State and Federal Governments. The program includes three service components: the BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit, about 19 Screening Service Providers and eight Reading and Assessment Services.
The BreastScreen Victoria Coordination Unit is an independently incorporated association which administers funding for the Screening and Assessment Services, manages the centralised appointment registry, coordinates the Mobile Screening Service, manages client screening and assessment data, develops and reviews program policy, monitors service provision, coordinates special projects and supports state-wide recruitment.
Cancer Council Victoria
Every year, more than 30,500 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 11,000 will die from cancer. The number of cases will increase as our population grows and ages. Survival will also improve as we get better at early detection and treatment of cancer.
Since its establishment in 1937, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, they play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.
Continence Foundation of Australia
The mission of the Continence Foundation of Australia is to represent the interests of Australians affected by, or at risk of, bladder and bowel control problems and act as an advocate for their interests.
The Continence Foundation is supported by the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Continence Program. They also rely on the generous support of their members and corporate partners to carry out their work.
Diabetes Australia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. Diabetes Australia is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. They work in partnership with diabetes health professionals, researchers and the community to minimise the impact of diabetes. Diabetes Australia is a respected and valued source of information, advice and views utilised by government and the community. Their credibility and independence as a national voice allows them to translate knowledge and evidence into advocacy and programs for diabetes.
Eating Disorders Victoria
Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) provides a comprehensive support and information service on all aspects of eating disorders. EDV incorporates a unique approach to the provision of clinical and non-clinical support services through a blend of qualified professionals and lived experience of employees and volunteers. The approach and services provided by EDV have a direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of Victorians every year.
Eating Disorders Victoria engages with key policy makers and stakeholders to help shape policies which support the cultural changes that are needed to reduce eating disorders in our community. They have representatives on advisory committees, collaborations and consortia relating to eating disorder treatment services, positive body image, obesity, healthy eating in schools and others.
Generation Next aims to provide education and information about the prevention and management of mental illness in young people to professionals, young people, their families and carers, and the wider community. Their objective is to raise community awareness of mental illness, its prevention and management through increasing mental health literacy, reducing associated stigma and discrimination, and positively influencing individual and community behaviour to improve mental, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for young people, their families and communities.
The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, they have led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Their sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. They fund life-saving heart research, and work to improve heart disease prevention and care for all Australians.
Right now, 1.4 million Australians are living with heart disease, and each year more than 55,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. The Heart Foundation is dedicated to making a real difference to the heart health of Australians.
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to provide a trusted world-class health service for women.
They combine research, clinical care and practical education for women and health professionals. Their key point of difference is the translation and dissemination of research and medical evidence into easy to understand health information delivered in multiple ways to suit our audiences.
Orygen Youth Health
Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is a world-leading youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Australia. OYH has two main components: a specialised youth mental health clinical service; and an integrated training and communications program.
Orygen Youth Health is part of the public mental health system in Melbourne, Australia, and sees young people aged 15 to 25, with a focus on early intervention and youth specific approaches. There is a close connection with Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health.
PapScreen Victoria is a communications and recruitment program funded by the Victorian Department of Health as part of the National Cervical Screening Program and is coordinated by the Cancer Council Victoria.
Cancer Council Victoria's Cervical Cancer Prevention Program combines PapScreen Victoria recruitment activities and Cancer Council initiatives to address HPV vaccination. The program's goal is to decrease the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer among Victorian women. Cancer Council Victoria has delivered PapScreen's Communications and Recruitment Program since 1991. In 2007, the National HPV Vaccination Program commenced in Australia and since this time the Cancer Council has had a role in educating the community about the vaccine and encouraging uptake.
The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation working across the stroke journey, supporting stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, governments and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. We are the voice of stroke in Australia. Our mission is to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.
Victoria Police is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of young people throughout the state. Victoria Police have dedicated Youth Resource Officers in each Local Government Area.
The Youth Resource Officer program is a policing youth framework that increases the capacity of police to deal with police and youth issues; meeting the needs of modern policing, operational police, the local community and government.
For more information on the Youth Initiatives and Programs, visit the Victoria Police website.
Youth Affairs Council of Victoria
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria. Their vision is that Young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose core funding comes from the Victorian Government's Office for Youth.