‘Pit Stop’ Project Overview
A collaborative project to deliver the Men’s Health initiative ‘Pit Stop’ across the catchment, including the delivery of events and conduction of health screening checks. The project also explores the effectiveness of interventions to support mens’ health initiatives in Gippsland, recognising the health discrepancies seen between men and women and particularly seen in the rural setting.
In 2009, under the Building Community Resilience priority area of the CWGPCP 2009-2012 Partnership Plan, a working group was formed to deliver the Men’s Health initiative Pit Stop across the catchment. The working group included Latrobe Community Health Service, Central West Gippsland Division of General Practice, Relationships Australia Victoria, Department of Veterans Affairs and a Resource Unit staff member. Pit Stop events have been undertaken with a local CFA unit, RSL groups, fire affected communities in Latrobe, an Indigenous Community event during NAIDOC week 2011 and over two days of Farm World 2010, 2011 and 2012. (Farm World is Victoria’s largest regional agricultural event which attracts more than 650 exhibitors and 50,000 people over four days annually).