Communities of Respect & Equality (CoRE)

UFS is proud to be a member of Communities of Respect & Equality (CoRE).

Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance is a partnership of local organisations, businesses, clubs, and groups who share a vision for safe, equal, and respectful communities in the Grampians region.

CoRE is based on the belief that the reach and influence of its wide and diverse partnership will help reduce barriers to gender equity, drive cultural change, and re-frame acceptable behaviour to prevent violence against women and children.

Members of CoRE commit to this, and by following the guiding principles and undertaking meaningful actions to promote gender equality, they work individually and collectively to prevent gender-based violence.

As a proactive member of the Ballarat community and wider Grampians region, UFS Healthcare is proudly committed to the Women’s Health Grampian’s CoRE Alliance and bringing an end to gender-based violence.

We are committed to creating a safe, equal and respectful community that is free from violence against women and children.

For more information on steps we can all take to help end violence against women, visit the CoRE website

Women’s Health Grampians also runs the Multilingual Health Education project, which provides health information to migrant and refugee women in their community language or in plain English. More information here.

Australian Unity

UFS partners with organisations whose values align with our own and we are delighted to partner with Australian Unity to offer UFS members discounted health insurance. Conditions apply.

Australian Unity is also a mutual organisation, whose heritage goes back more than 175 years to the establishment of Manchester Unity in Victoria and South Australia on 7 December 1840. They trace their origins to a pub in Melbourne where a group of eight people formed a friendly society with the goal of looking after the health and wellbeing of its members. Australian Unity now employs more than 7,500 people. Despite this growth, their focus is the same as it was more than 175 years ago: to serve and enhance the wellbeing of their members, customers and the community. Click here for more information about the discounted health insurance offer for UFS members.