Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy



About Good Health Down South

First Year Action Plan



About Good Health Down South

Good Health Down South: A Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy for the Southern Metropolitan Region 2018-2021 was launched in August 2018, and is a 3-year region-wide Strategy that promotes, celebrates and guides future directions that continuously improve Sexual and Reproductive (SRH) outcomes throughout the Southern Metropolitan Region (SMR).

This Strategy is the result of a consultative process with 16 organisations, including local and state government organisations, non-government organisations and other organisations and groups.

The development of the Strategy has been guided by a sexual and reproductive health promotion framework (WHW 2011) that acknowledges the multiplicity of factors that impact on health and wellbeing.

The role and purpose of the Strategy is to promote and improve SRH amongst all people throughout the SMR. Implementation will be overseen by a Steering Committee, comprised of senior representative. A Community of Practice will be responsible for implementing the annual action plans, it will be comprised of practitioners in the region working in SRH.

Together we will coordinate multiple reinforcing activities across the SMR focused on local needs and priorities in the community. By working together, organisations in the SMR will benefit from increased coordination and collaboration, capacity building, and be able to coordinate advocacy to improve the overall SRH of the SMR.

If you would like to become involved in the Strategy, please contact Health Promotion Officer, Jess Elsworth via email:

Good Health Down South is supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. 

First Year Action Plan 2018-19

Good Health Down South First Year Action Plan [PDF: 962KB]


  • Cardinia Shire
  • Central Bayside Community Health Services
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • Connect Health & Community
  • Department of Education and Training
  • enliven
  • Family Planning Victoria
  • Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership
  • Glen Eira City Council
  • Hepatitis Victoria
  • Jean Hailes for Women's Health
  • Kooweerup Regional Health Service
  • Monash Health
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire
  • Peninsula Health
  • South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault
  • South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Southern Melbourne Primary Care Partnership
  • Star Health


African Diaspora Women's Voices in the South East

As part of the Strategy, this consultation report aims to identify culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women’s understanding of sexual and reproductive health, experiences in accessing health services and information as well as any barriers they might have come across when seeking information or support. 

In collaboration with the Female and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP), WHISE was able to engage with several African communities within the Southern Metropolitan Region to facilitate the recruitment and cooperation of participants.

Download the full report [PDF: 1.3MB]

Download the snapshot [PDF: 276KB]