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This formal partnership between the University's Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences (HMNBS) and the Victorian Department of Human Services (DHS) - Barwon South Western Region based in Geelong - brings together knowledge, experience and resources that benefit both organisations and the region's residents.
It represents a unique and innovative partnership committed to protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of regional and rural Victorians. The objectives of the partnership include brokering and encouraging collaborative research, education and evidence-based policy to enhance the health of people living in this region of Victoria.
Its four major strategies for 2008-2010 are:
For more information please visit www.deakin.edu.au/dhs.