26 Sep 17

Vic Event - Sons of the West – the grandfathers health story

Since 2014 the Western Bulldogs Football Club has invested and implemented with key community partnerships the Sons of the West (SoTW) Program - a free, asset-based community development health program targeted at hard to reach men aged 18 years or older to: increase their physical activity, social connectedness, and improve their overall health.

This presentation will report on an external evaluation by the University of Melbourne about the SoTW Program impacts and benefits to its men participants and beyond.

SoTW is positively contributing to the physical and mental health of its men participants and beyond, including participant’s wives, friends and workmates. SoTW is also fostering social and emotional wellbeing and empowering men in Victoria’s west by connecting the community and bringing people together from all walks of life.

SoTW is more than a men’s physical activity, social connectedness and well-being program led by an Australian Football League club.

Particiapnts will:

  • Learn about population based community development health programs
  • Understand the impact that SoTW is having on its men participants and beyond
  • Understand the critical role of community partnerships in supporting the SoTW participants
  • Discuss some of the challenges that confront sustaining the benefits of the SoTW program

Hear from the Leading Expert

Dr Lucio Naccarella

PhD is a leading health care services researcher and evaluator, with interests in systems change, health system literacy, health care design, care coordination, team work, professional development, primary care organizations and health workforce reforms, from a policy, research and practice perspective.

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Event Details

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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 26th September, 5.30 for 6pm start to 7.00pm

Event Location: KPMG Building Tower 2 Collins Square, VIC
727 Collins St

Registrations Open: 31st Aug 17 10:00 AM

Registrations Close: 19th Sep 17 7:00 PM

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Non-member: $25
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Non-Member (Student/Concession): $25

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