Hear our Aboriginal Health Voices this #NAIDOC2016
#NAIDOC2016 JULY 3-10 2016
2.Registrations now open
Aboriginal Male Health National -NACCHO OCHRE DAY
This year NACCHO is pleased to announce the annual NACCHO Ochre Day will be held in Perth during September 2016. This year the activities will be run by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in partnership with both the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) and Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service Inc.
Beginning in 2013, Ochre Day is an important NACCHO Aboriginal male health initiative. As Aboriginal males have arguably the worst health outcomes of any population group in Australia.
NACCHO has long recognised the importance of addressing Aboriginal male health as part of Close the Gap by 2030.
- There is no registration cost to attend the NACCHO Ochre Day (Day One or Two)
- There is no cost to attend the NACCHO Ochre Day Jaydon Adams Memorial Oration Dinner, (If you wish to bring your Partner to this Dinner then please indicate when you register below)
- All Delegates will be provided breakfast & lunch on Day One and morning & afternoon tea as well as lunch on Day Two.
- All Delegates are responsible for paying for and organising your own travel and accommodation.
For further information please contact Mark Saunders;
3. Biennial National Forum from 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2016 Canberra ACT
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA), a national not for profit, member based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation, is holding its biennial National Forum from 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2016 at the Rex Hotel in Canberra. The 2016 IAHA National Forum will host a diverse range of interactive Professional Development workshops and the 2016 IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards and Gala Dinner. The fourth IAHA Health Fusion Team Challenge, a unique event specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health students, will precede the Forum.
Collectively, these events will present unique opportunities to:
- Contribute to achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality
- Be part of creating strengths based solutions
- Build connections – work together and support each other
- Enhance professional and personal journeys
- Celebrate the successes of those contributing to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
All workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance, detailing the duration, aims and learning outcomes of the workshop, which can be included in your Continuous Professional Development (CPD) personal portfolio.
4. NACCHO Aboriginal Health Newspaper out this week
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5. NACCHO AGM: Save a date : Please note revised dates 6-8 December 2016 Melbourne Further details
The NACCHO AGM conference provides a forum for the Aboriginal community controlled health services workforce, bureaucrats, educators, suppliers and consumers to:
- Present on innovative local economic development solutions to issues that can be applied to address similar issues nationally and across disciplines
- Have input and influence from the ‘grassroots’ into national and state health policy and service delivery
- Demonstrate leadership in workforce and service delivery innovation
- Promote continuing education and professional development activities essential to the Aboriginal community controlled health services in urban, rural and remote Australia
- Promote Aboriginal health research by professionals who practice in these areas and the presentation of research findings
- Develop supportive networks
- Promote good health and well-being through the delivery of health services to and by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout Australia
6 . National Children’s Day
7. HealthinfoNET Conferences, workshops and events
- Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) – The workshop program will include full training for people undertaking competency certification for the first time and competency update for those previously trained. The workshop program will also allow for interactive group sessions, presentations from services and education about diabetes care. Darwin, NT – Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September 2016
- Acute Rheumatic Fever & Rheumatic Heart Disease Education Workshop – The workshop is designed for key health staff involved in the diagnosis and management of people with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the NT. Darwin, Northern Territory (NT) – Thursday 20 October and Friday 21 October 2016.
- Hurting, helping and healing workshop – This workshop aims to bring attention to the mental health and wellbeing of individuals suffering from ‘at risk’ mental states. Perth, WA – Wednesday 23 November 2016.
- Mental Health Assessment of Aboriginal Clients – This workshop aims to improve the cultural competencies of participants. The workshop will be delivered across Australia. Please refer to the link for the locations and dates.
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation member’s conference 2016 – This conference is planned to take place in Melbourne,
Click here to view all conferences, workshops and events related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. You can also stay up to date with events via the Yarning place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Yarning Place events. If you have any events you can add them via the Yarning place.
Improving NACCHO communications to members and stakeholders
To reduce the number of NACCHO Communiques we now send out on Mondays an executive summary -Save the date on important events /Conferences/training , members news, awards, funding opportunities :
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