National Primary Prevention Hub
Fourth Action Plan actions
- Primary prevention is key
- 2 Improve coordination across primary prevention activities to maximise their impact on community attitudes and behaviours that lead to violence.
What are we doing?
The National Primary Prevention Hub will guide and lead primary prevention efforts in Australia.
Delivered by Our Watch, the Hub will:
- coordinate and consolidate activities
- share evidence, expertise and learning
- facilitate collaboration in policy and practice across Australia, in both government and non-government settings
- assess the progress and effectiveness of prevention efforts nationally, and provide evaluation expertise
- support a range of projects to build expert primary prevention capacity, including developing and piloting a national workforce development program to fast-track upskilling of primary prevention practitioners.
For more information, go to the Our Watch website.
- The Commonwealth Government will provide Our Watch with funding of $3.9 million between 2019–20 and 2021–22 to deliver the National Primary Prevention Hub.
What have we achieved so far?
Work has commenced on scoping the activities and deliverables for the Hub. Our Watch is establishing the Hub, and will soon commence working with key stakeholders across governments and community organisations to understand upcoming prevention activities. This will inform its work on improving the coordination of activities nationally.
What is next?
- The National Primary Prevention Hub commences in the third quarter of 2019, and will develop a strategic plan to guide its operation.
- The National Primary Prevention Hub will engage with key stakeholders in the first quarter of 2020, including Commonwealth, state and territory government policy makers.
- The National Primary Prevention Hub will work with community organisations funded under Men as Role Models and Community-led Grant Programs to understand and apply best-practice evidence in their activities, commencing in the first half of 2020.
- The National Primary Prevention Hub will be evaluated in 2022.
What difference will we make?
The intended outcomes of the Hub are:
- primary prevention activities are better coordinated
- sectors and communities have increased capacity and capability in primary prevention
- prevention activities have an increased focus on intersectionality to improve reach and impact.
An evaluation framework and indicators will be developed in the activity design phase to align with Counting on Change – a guide to prevention monitoring.