On Monday 16 December winners of five cash prizes were drawn from participants of a community survey undertaken by the WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in Geraldton. The draw was conducted using a random number generator and was witnessed by members of local community organisations.

Congratulations to Geraldton residents Leanne B, Dianne, Aimee T, Jo S and Sandy G who completed the survey and won $2000 worth of cash prizes just in time for Christmas.

Funded by Healthway as part of a three year project to support community efforts towards the prevention of family and domestic violence in Geraldton, the Local Community Attitudes and Exposure of Violence Survey was conducted to find out what City of Greater Geraldton people think about violence and family violence.

WACRH Director, Sandra Thompson said ‘Although it is too early to release results from the survey, only 27% of the over 900 surveys were completed by men. Whilst all of our winners this time were women, we hope that when we repeat the survey in two years’ time we will have more men represented’

The findings of the survey will contribute to the implementation of the Community Respect Equality (CRE) Action Plan for the primary prevention of family and domestic violence in Geraldton led by Desert Blue Connect.

Desert Blue Connect provide a range of family violence related services for both women and men. They can be contacted on 9964 2742 for further information.

The WA Centre for Rural Health Associate Professor Monica Moran presenting community survey prize draw winners Leanne, Dianne and Aimee with their prize money.
Community survey prize draw winner Sandy
Community survey prize draw winner Jo

About WACRH: The WA Centre for Rural Health of the University of Western Australia is one of 16 University Departments of Rural Health in Australia. The main office is based in Geraldton in the Midwest of Western Australia, with a satellite office based in Karratha in the Pilbara. It aims to improve rural, remote and Aboriginal health through research, education, student support and community service activities. For more information, visit: www.wacrh.uwa.edu.au. WACRH has been signed up to the CRE Agreement since 2018.

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