Assignment 2 ScenarioAlbury in New South Wales and Wodonga in Victoria are twin cities separatedgeographically by the Murray River and politically by a State border, in Australia. Italso houses the Albury-Wodonga regional cancer care hospital. According to the 2016Census of Population, there were 47,974 people in Albury and 39,351 people inWodonga.Wodonga has a long-standing commitment to creating a healthy and wellcommunity. The council believes and strives for equal right to good health, safety,equitable access to inclusion and participation. The council focuses on Family violenceissues and inclusion strategy. It also addresses obesity issues through healthy foodconnect programs.Albury focuses on reducing the local impact of drugs and alcohol, by engaging withorganisations and community groups on local projects and identify opportunities toimprove its services. It also focuses on food safety regulations along with NSW foodauthority; working with food businesses through inspections and seminars. Thecouncil is involved in public safety through environment monitoring and controlincluding fire safety, mosquito control, asbestos removal etc.The 2 city councils have decided to put together community groups that will workacross the two cities in the region, with 2 mandates:1. Increase the immunisation rates across the cities by 5% in one year. (As of 31stDecember 2014, Albury Council is no longer providing immunisation services).2. Increase cancer screening rates in the region and report back to the cancercare hospital independently with interventions.3. Assess the risks inherent in both cities in regard to population health and reportback to both city councils with potential recommendations for change.In your groups:1. You are a community group, based in one of the cities (with a strong affiliationto one city).2. The team members will assume that they have their professional strengths (realbackground) and values as well as personal leadership strengths (So if youhave a medical background – you assume this in the team, etc).3. Your group needs to deal with communities in both cities, stakeholders in thegovernment (local) and federal, hospitals, organisations, public health entitiesand programs. Consider people, strengths and weaknesses in each city.4. Focus on also how to facilitate changes in the group and in the dealings withthe stakeholders.5. Undertake wide research in the geographic regions and its politics beforeproposing potential interventions.Considering these, you will address 3 parts of the presentation:1. Power:• In the context, what type of power do you have as a team?• Over whom do you have this type of power? (Eg. City council, Hospital,particular city/population??)• What values should you hold, and what ethical considerations shouldyou be aware of? (Hint: Think about the focus in each city in relation toPublic Health and also the political affiliations).2. Collaboration and empowerment:• With whom do you need to collaborate as a team?• What strategies (plans of action) can you use to facilitate collaboration?• How can you empower the people you lead?• How can you have good governance (sharing responsibility,accountability and power)?3. Change:What strategies (plans of action) could you use to facilitate change to respondeffectively to the scenario?
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