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Global Warming Adaptation: A Framework for Local Action

Global Warming Adaptation: A Framework for Local Action

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The McCaughey Centre
VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
PolicySignpost
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Climate ChangeAdaptation:A Frameworkfor Local Action
Southern Grampians and GlenelgPrimary Care Partnership
Rosie Rowe andAnita Thomas
Knowledge forCommon Good
August 2008The McCaughey Centre:
VicHealth Centre for thePromotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing,
Melbourne School of Population Health,The University of Melbourne
 
Published by The McCaughey Centre: VicHealth Centre or the Promotion o Mental Health and Community WellbeingMelbounre School o Population Health, The University o Melbourne, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Victoria 3010 AustraliaTelephone: +61 (3) 8344 9101 Facsimile: +61 (3) 9348 2832http://www.mccaugheycentre.unimelb.edu.au
Policy Signpost
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Community Wellbeing in an Unwell World: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
http://www.mccaugheycentre.unimelb.edu.au/pd_library/Policy_signpost_1.pd
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Universities working with and for Communities: Strategies for CollaborativeCommunity Research and Knowledge Exchange
 
http://www.mccaugheycentre.unimelb.edu.au/pd_library/Policy_signpost_2.pd
ISBN 978-0-9804620-4-3
“The greatest resource we have to solve any problem is howwe think about it. The Climate Change Framework produced bythe Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnershipliberates us from thinking that as individuals, or as communities,we are powerless in the face of climate change. The OttawaCharter for health promotion framework that the authors haveused breaks down the seemingly insurmountable into actionsand processes that show how all sectors have a role to play.”
– Professor Penny Hawe, Alberta Heritage Foundation forMedical Research Health Scientist Co-Chair, PopulationHealth Intervention Research Initiative for Canada
The McCaughey Centre
VicHealth Centre for thePromotion of Mental Healthand Community Wellbeing
 
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The McCaughey Centre
VicHealth Centre for thePromotion of Mental Healthand Community Wellbeing
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The authors
Rosie Rowe
, Executive Ocer, Southern Grampians and Glenelg PCPRosie Rowe is the Executive Ocer o the Southern Grampians & Glenelg Primary CarePartnership. Rosie has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors incommunity education, regulatory compliance and partnership programs. Prior to workingin health, Rosie worked in natural resource management and telecommunications. Shehas a Bachelor o Natural Resources, an MBA and is a Research Fellow with the Universityo Melbourne. With her amily, she operates a grazing property in Western Victoria.
Anita Thomas
, Health Promotion ConsultantAnita Thomas is a health promotion consultant with extensive experience in publichealth. Anita has provided leadership and support or localised approaches to cancerprevention throughout Victoria working within the Cancer Council o Victoria’s SunSmartand
PapScreen Victoria
prevention programs. Anita has worked in both regional andcentral oce health promotion roles including work on reducing health inequality withthe Department o Human Services. She has delivered both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in public health including the ve day health promotion short course orDeakin University and has been engaged by VicHealth in the delivery o the Mental HealthPromotion Short Course over recent years. Anita is currently employed in a mentoringrole at Bellarine Community Health Service.
Acknowledgments
Our thanks to the range o organisations and individuals who have contributed to thiswork and helped develop a local Framework that will assist people across the state todevelop their own local plans to assist in reducing the impacts o climate change.We greatly appreciate the participation o local agencies and community members,including those representing health, community services, local government, educationand agriculture.We also appreciate the input o state representatives who agreed to participate in anExpert Panel, including Dr Jim Hyde, Jan Bowman, Monica Peer, Jenk Akyalcin andSally Rose rom Department o Human Services, Gordana Marin rom Department oSustainability and Environment, Andrew Dolling rom Department o Primary Industries,John Wiseman rom University o Melbourne and Cath Smith rom Victorian CouncilSocial Services.Several o the Expert Panel members have created opportunities or the PCP and wethank them or their proactivity. Jan Bowman has encouraged the PCP to apply theFramework to heat wave issues as a pilot area or the Victorian Heat Wave Strategy. JohnWiseman has worked with the PCP to explore implementation, research opportunitiesand has helped publish the document. We value his mentoring and look orward to theopportunities or collaboration ahead. Others have mentioned our work in public orumsand have enhanced our network.Richard Weatherly has generously contributed his insight based on a wealth o experienceas a armer, environmental consultant and artist. He has oered a valuable ‘reality check’.Thankyou
Rosie Rowe
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Anita Thomas
 
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