who we are
Strive was founded in 2011 by a group of health science students driven by their passion to do more than study; they had the vision to provide high quality, accessible health care to the public.
Over years this passion has evolved into a growing, independent, multi-disciplinary health initiative with a simple goal we can all strive towards — to improve public health and empower future health professionals.
What we do
Our clinic provides healthcare for disadvantaged communities in Melbourne, Victoria. The clinic involves a multidisciplinary team of students, and is supervised by clinicians.
Community Engagement (CE) works to increase health literacy in the community. The CE team comprises various initiatives: workshops, university engagement, and publications.
Strive has many volunteering opportunities, from positions in our organisation to volunteers for our Healthy Eating (Nutrition) workshops.
Strive is proud to collaborate with public health organisations, clinics, kindergartens, schools, and companies to run our initiatives.
Latest from Strive
Healthy Eating Workshops
The Healthy Eating workshops made an exciting comeback with workshops in March and May. Primary school students participated in fun and educational activities about nutrition, guided by our enthusiastic volunteers.
Healthy Eating workshops are currently taking volunteers for 2022.
MUHIxStrive AusWHO conference
This year, Strive collaborated with MUHI to organise the annual AusWHO conference. Model UN delegates collaborated and discussed pressing global health issues. The theme for 2022 was ‘Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies’.
Strive Health Booths
The University Engagement team hosted Strive’s Welcome to Uni booths in the beginning of the semester at the University of Melbourne.
The booths increased awareness of Strive’s initiatives and volunteering programs and raised engagement in the university.
Regimen Edition 5 released
Regimen: Striving for Global Health is Strive’s public health publication. Regimen has released its first edition of 2022 — Edition 5 can be read here.
Community Engagement (CE) aims to foster lasting relationships with the community through initiatives that reach various demographics. We aim to do this by delivering community-based projects that allow university students to promote health in their local communities. We also hope to empower university students through health education and career development, to foster the growth of Australia’s future healthcare professionals.