No one can really say they understand a system unless they have been able to change it.
During 2017 we worked with GREATER Bendigo, an initiative sponsored by Bendigo Health to mobilise a community driven platform to prevent obesity. GREATER is a powerhouse collection of community leaders joined in the fight against obesity. Not wanting to do more of the same (and expecting different results) GREATER aims to focus on community mobilizing for change.
HFAs role was to steward the co-design of an Obesity Strategic Platform for the City. Over a six-month period, a range of engagement and deep-design methods were used. This work formed the basis for a longer term platform for system change that will enable new experiments, initiatives, movements and ultimately system transformation for the communities of Greater Bendigo.
Enliven has been working with the Health Futures Australia (HFA) team on the early design of a possible long-term platform for systemic change to reverse obesity. Driving this work, for HFA, enliven and the Prevention Leadership Group (enliven, Monash Health, Cities of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia and Casey), is the passionate pursuit of making a real difference in the health and wellbeing of our communities.
Our primary aim is to co-design and implement a long term, multi-level and dynamic platform to reverse obesity and impact preventable chronic disease across the communities of the South East of Melbourne.