Darebin Community Health will now be known as Your Community Health. We listened to the feedback from our community members, partners and clients to bring a new name and look that welcomes everyone in northern Melbourne to our community.
I am delighted to share with you our new name and look. Your Community Health reflects how our organisation is responding to changes in our community and in the health sector. We are constantly evolving to provide best-practice health and wellbeing services to our clients. But our inclusive and caring approach always remains.
We want all people in northern Melbourne to understand that they are welcome here. Your Community Health services are available to everyone.
The change in name and look will help people see and understand that.
It was vital to me that our current community members were involved in this process. In March we began consulting with members, community, external partner agencies and staff about whether the current branding – our name, our logo, our colours and our overall reputation – accurately reflected the organisation that they experience. We consulted with representatives from our members and community, Consumer Advisory Committee, external partners and our staff.
People felt that our brand needed to modernise. These lively discussions gave a real and honest insight into people’s thoughts about the organisation. The consistent themes that were raised were our strong sense of community and inclusivity, and that our current logo was out-dated.
I also recognise that this will be a big change for many of our community members who have been involved in the organisation’s long history. That is why we are taking time to transition to our new look and name. We want to make sure everyone is informed and is comfortable that we are the same organisation and their services will not be affected.
So you may still see reference to Darebin Community Health over the next few months, as we continue to notify our clients and community about the change. But I am thrilled that we are becoming known as Your Community Health.
I am proud of the high quality health and wellbeing services we offer to you, your family, and your community. I am proud of the active engagement of our clients, members, supporters, volunteers and staff. You give this organisation its strength and vitality. That is why we are Your Community Health.