North Coast Primary Health Network’s 2017 Community Choice Excellence Award recognises a project or program that has engaged deeply with the community, and understands its characteristics and needs. The program should be aligned with the community’s principles and values, and the staff driving the program seen to act with sensitivity, respect and insight. The project is embraced by the community, and ultimately, empowers the community to take ownership of their own health and wellbeing.
Voting closes on Monday 4 September 2017
Author: Lismore Helping Hands
Title: Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters
The Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters (NRVS) are a community group working to increase vaccination rates. Since forming in 2013, NRVS has gained significant insight into why vaccine hesitancy and refusal is so common in this area, developed a culturally appropriate approach to help people make informed decisions about vaccinating, and supported those who choose to vaccinate in a region where speaking out in favour of vaccination carries the risk of being ostracised.
To learn more about Northern Rivers Vaccination Supporters click here