The Achievement Program is part of the Victorian Government’s vision for a Victoria free of the avoidable burden of disease and injury, so that all Victorians can enjoy the highest attainable standards of health, wellbeing and participation at every age. Launched in 2012, it boasts a membership of more than 3000 early childhood services, schools and workplaces from around Victoria.
Cancer Council Victoria is managing the implementation of the Achievement Program on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
The development and implementation of the Achievement Program in schools and early childhood services has been jointly overseen by the Victorian Departments of Education and Training and Health and Human Services.
Wellington Primary Care Partnership (WPCP) and member agencies were successful in their submission for the Healthy Together Victoria – Achievement Program Implementation Support Fund.
This funding opportunity enabled the WPCP to provide leadership implementing the building blocks of the Achievement Program. To achieve ‘good health’ there needs to be system-wide change in the focus of prevention activities.
The goals of the funding was to engage as many workplaces as possible, to build partnerships and to guide them through the Achievement Program Framework to assist them to becoming a healthier workplace based on the HTV principles. The funding grant has enabled the WPCP to employ a health promotion worker to facilitate broader engagement of workplaces in the Achievement Program across the Wellington Shire.