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Sustainability in health promotion - the Vision Initiative Success Story

Sustainability in health promotion - the Vision Initiative Success Story

Dee Tumino

Vision Initiative Manger Dee Tumino reflects on the four years since the Vision Initiative changed its approach to eye health promotion in Victoria.  Read more →

Inspired and ready for the future

Inspired and ready for the future

Dee Tumino

Vision Initiative's Dee Tumino writes about the novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) of Victoria where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease, and what made it so successful.  Read more →

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Dee Tumino

There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned. Read more →

It’s not all doom and gloom!

It’s not all doom and gloom!

Dee Tumino

At 32 you don’t expect to be told that you’re at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Following a Work Health Check last year, some questions about diabetes in my family, and a waist measurement, I was told that my over indulgence over the years, growing serving sizes, and inactivity has placed me at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Read more →

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Dee Tumino - Vision Initiative Manager

Dee Tumino

Dee manages the Vision Initiative, a health promotion program on eye health and vision care in Victoria. Her tertiary studies include a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese)/Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Health Promotion studies at Monash University and is Prince2 qualified. Her public health background was developed at the Victorian Department of Health as a Senior Project Officer/Project Manager in the areas of sexual health, tobacco control, mental health promotion, evidence and evaluation and health strategy development where she played an instrumental role in the development of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-2015, the States guiding public health, health promotion and health prevention plan.