Grampians Integrated Cancer Centre, with Deakin University, have recently consulted with over 1500 people from across the Grampians region to find out what kinds of improvements and support networks could be helpful to improve peoples’ access and use of cancer services.
Many people felt that residents in small towns might be able to develop town-level ways to help each other. Avoca & Beaufort have been selected to be the first towns to work out how to do this. The research team has already met with some residents and groups to find out what they think our town can do to help people get better information about cancer, get better access to screening and treatment.
This project is a great opportunity for our town to receive valuable support and hopefully develop a Local Cancer Plan. With cancer touching the lives of an increasing number of our community, this project will hopefully raise awareness and encourage people to take an active role in their own health and that of the community.
We are asking you to complete a short survey that will assist with progressing the project. Survey forms are available at the Avoca Information Centre or maybe from your community group or club and completed forms can be left at the Information Centre.
Follow up information sessions will be held in the new year so if you would like to be involved in this process please fill in the survey or Contact Marg 0438546532
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