Centre for Health through Action on Social Exclusion


Working collaboratively with communities, organisations and governments to promote social inclusion and to enhance the health and wellbeing of all, particularly those populations, communities and individuals who experience social exclusion.


The CHASE philosophy is that individuals, communities and populations should be assisted to find their own ways to promote social inclusion and to find their own solutions to exclusion issues. We appreciate that not everyone can, or wishes to be included in the 'mainstream'. Nevertheless, the health of the so-called 'included' and 'excluded' can be promoted regardless of their social positioning.


  • to undertake research and development of the highest quality, including the development of theory, in partnership with communities and organisations
  • to provide evidence-based policy and practice advice to government and industry
  • to deliver professional development, education and training services

Community Education

CHASE is planning to offer a number of theatre based health education programs. These programs can be delivered in a range of settings: secondary schools, universities/TAFEs, sporting clubs, workplaces and communities.  They are delivered in a 60-90 minute session made up of two parts, a 30-35 single actor play, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Our first program, You the Man, deals with dating abuse and sexual assault, and has now completed two very successful seasons and was a finalist in the prestigious Victorian Health Promotion Foundation awards in 2014.


For more information on You the Man click here.

For more information on The Thin Line, breaking the silence on eating disorders, click here.


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CHASE Events

The Centre offers workshops and forums for attendance by the general public and health professionals. 

The purpose of CHASE events is to promote social inclusive practices, share knowledge and lessons learned, and research evidence to support practice in the field.

Upcoming Events 

Documentary Premiere

Deakin University and Save the Children Australia invite you to the Premiere of Listen to Me – Voices of Pacific Children with Disability two short documentary films by award-winning Australian director Kasimir Burgess, as part of the Light in Winter Festival 2015.

When: Tuesday June 9th 7pm to 9pm

Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne

Register here by Friday June 5th 


Professor Jihad Makhoul from the Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon talks about The meanings of and dealing with social exclusion in an Arab world context: an emerging research agenda.

When: Monday June 29th 11am to 1pm

Where: Deakin University's Burwood Corporate Centre (building BC Level 2).

To RSVP click here to by Friday June 19th 2015

Previous Events

Undertaking human rights research with children with disabilities

Partnership Symposium

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