Resource - Oct 07 2021

Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024

Our acknowledgement

We proudly acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Peoples, Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands and waters on which our work occurs. We acknowledge and respect the wisdom, living culture and unique role that Aboriginal people hold, and which has seen them thrive for thousands of years.


Our Vision

Women are healthy safe and can access all of life’s opportunities


Our Purpose

We improve women’s lives through best practice health promotion


Our Strategic Priorities

1. We turn evidence into action

Strategic Goals:

— We are recognised and sought after as regional experts in the implementation of best practice health promotion that focuses on women
— We demonstrate the impact and value of our program activities

2. We work collaboratively to drive transformational change

Strategic Goals:

— We collaborate to increase the reach scope and impact of our work
— We drive investment in health promotion, women’s health, and our region to create

3. We lead regional conversations about issues impacting women’s lives

Strategic Goals:

— We are recognised national state and regional advocates progressing improvements for women
— We progress change in policies law, financial systems and social norms to support women’s health

4. We are an organisation of excellence and growth

Strategic Goals:

— We strive for excellence across all levels of our organisations
— Our workplace and Board membership reflects the community we serve
— We have a thriving workforce and Board members


Our health promotion priorities


— promote women’s independence and decision-making
— challenge gender stereotypes and roles
— drive economic equality
— prevent violence against women before it occurs
— ensure respect for women, their bodies and relationships


Our way of working


— collaborate and equip others with the skills and tools to implement best practice health promotion
— understand and address the social and cultural factors that shape health
— strive to create social, economic and political equality between women and men
— recognise that different groups of women experience unequal, unfair and intersecting layers of discrimination and disadvantage


Our values

— We put women at the centre in all of our work
— We respect and welcome all people and value different perspectives
— We hold ourselves accountable through leadership and advocacy
— We act with integrity and honesty in everything we do
— We pursue our vision and purpose with courage

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.