Public has say on future

IDENTIFYING ways to curb some of the region’s most concerning trends, including Mildura’s high rate of family violence, have been outlined in council’s draft Community Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021, which will soon be released for public exhibition.

The four year plan focuses on five priority areas: preventing violence and injury, improving mental health, reducing harmful alcohol and drug use, tobacco free living and healthier eating and active living.

It highlights a number of health and wellbeing areas in which Mildura is well above the state average, including the fact that between from 2013 to 2015 the rate of mothers still smoking during their first 20 weeks of pregnancy sat at 22.9 per cent, compared to 10.1 percent across Victoria.

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