SHIP Priorities 2013-17
The SHIP project started in 2013 as an initiative of Star Health in partnership with local agencies and residents. SHIP conducted a Community Survey where over 200 residents submitted feedback on the most important health and wellbeing issues affecting the community. These results, combined with local data, were used to develop a plan to improve the health and wellbeing of Port Melbourne by 2017.
The following four priorities were chosen from this:
More active, more often.
Healthy eating for all.
Inclusive and connected neighbourhoods.
Access to Health Services
Affordable and accessible health services.
As we move forward and progress past our initial plan, SHIP will continue to support residents turn their ideas into action to the benefit of the Port Melbourne Community.
Over the last four years, we have been working on a range of community initiatives around these priority areas, including: