Aboriginal Health Events This Week #Australia2030 # BreastCancerAwareness #SaveADate #NACCHOagm2017 #BlackLivesMatter

This week

24 October 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

26-27 October  :Diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.

Next Week

31 October –2 Nov  : #NACCHOAGM2017  Members Meeting Canberra

2 November Black Lives Matter Founders and leaders visit Australia to accept 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

15 November  One Day NATSIHWA Workshop SA Forum

14- 15 November  : 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.

15 -18 November  :National Conference on Incontinence Scholarship Opportunity close 1 September

27-30 November  :Indigenous Allied Health Australia : IAHA Conference Perth

December 7-8 Aboriginal Men and Family Violence Conference in Adelaide

8 December  : 30th Human Rights Awards Sydney

14 December Shepparton  One Day NATSIHWA Workshop VIC Forum

11-12 April 2018  :6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium  Canberra call for extracts

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24 October 2017 ACOSS National Conference, in partnership with VCOSS

Is the event where community leaders, policy and decision makers, practitioners, academics and people with lived experience come together to collectively tackle the issues driving poverty and inequality in Australia.  Leading thinkers and decision makers from the community, public, and private sectors will collaborate to identify challenges and workshop responses to move us towards a brighter and more equitable 2030.

The conference is a public policy dialogue where we will collectively strategise options for effective reform. It focuses on the promotion of social cohesion and addressing the drivers behind poverty and inequality.

This year the conference program has an updated format to cover greater opportunities to spark conversations that inspire action. ACOSS and VCOSS are partnering to offer a series of breakout sessions in addition to our plenaries. Because now more than ever there are so many issues, of such great importance, that need our attention.

Each plenary session takes the form of a facilitated conversation between a dynamic panel of thought leaders and the ACOSS/VCOSS conference attendees. We engage expert facilitators to help energise and focus these discussions.

We avoid lengthy addresses and instead run an interactive format that allows for a dialogue between expert panelists, conference attendees and online communities across a number of platforms. Each breakout session is an interactive debate or a facilitated workshop that goes into greater depth, greater breadth, or greater action on the conference’s 2030 focus; asking not only ‘where do we want to be’ but also ‘how are we going to get there?’

We use a conference app, live Twitter feed, live streaming and traditional media (print, TV, radio broadcast) to ensure the conversation happens across a number of platforms, opening our reach from hundreds to thousands of active participants.

The feedback following our 2016 conference was overwhelming, with delegates heralding it as our best event to date. Hundreds of sector leaders were in attendance and we trended on Twitter both days.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Appointments for breast screening can be made online (http://www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au) or by calling 13 20 50

and in Alice Springs

WARNING: WOMEN’S BUSINESS

October is #breastcancer awareness month and provides an opportunity to focus on breast cancer and the impact the disease has on our mob.
Congress is offering the first 200 eligible* Aboriginal women that have a women’s health check or cervical screen at any Congress Clinic, or a mammogram at Breastscreen Nt an exclusive Deadly Choices Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Shirt.

To find out if you’re eligible and to book an appointment, call 8951 4400 or your local Congress clinic today.

*To be eligible you must an Aboriginal congress client and due for a mammogram, cervical or women’s health check during the promotion period. Pink ribbon shirts are strictly limited and will be substituted for available health check initiative deadly choices shirts when stock runs out.

Resources

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve cancer outcomes

WEBSITE

Women’s Business Workshop – Community Education Resource

This community education resource has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to conduct a Women’s Business Workshop.

The workshop promotes the importance of awareness and early detection of breast and gynaecological cancers.

October 27 : Last chance to have your say: Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer
 

Cancer Australia and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services are currently undertaking national public consultation on the Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer (OCP). The consultation period closes at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak health bodies, organisations, associations and health professionals are encouraged to provide input to the draft OCP, which aims to improve cancer outcomes and experiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by facilitating consistent, safe, high-quality and evidence-based cancer care based on an optimal pathway of care.

The pathway also intends to provide clinicians and health administrators with an agreed, nation-wide approach to cancer care across the cancer continuum.

Input from stakeholders is extremely valuable and we invite you to provide feedback and comments on the OCP.

How can I respond?
Please provide feedback by 5pm Friday 27 October 2017 to Cancer Council Victoria by email optimalcare.pathways@cancervic.org.au.

Cancer Council Victoria is coordinating the feedback for the OCP national public consultation.

The OCP is available on Cancer Council Victoria’s website as are Reviewer Guidelines to support your response.

Please share this e-alert with your networks and contacts.

We look forward to receiving your input.

26-27 October Diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.

‘Translation at the Centre’ An educational symposium

Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs

This year the Symposium will look at research translation as well as the latest on diabetes and cardiovascular research, stroke and maternal and child health issues.  The event will be run over a day and a half.
The Educational Symposium will feature a combination of relevant plenary presentations from renowned scientists and clinicians plus practical workshops.

Registration is free but essential.

Please contact the symposium coordinator on 1300 728 900 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or via email at events@baker.edu.au  

31 October2 Nov #NACCHOAGM2017  Members Meeting Canberra

Welcome to 2017 NACCHO Annual Members’ Conference and AGM

Follow our conference using HASH TAG #NACCHOagm2017

Download next weeks Program HERE

NACCHO 2017 Conference Program

The NACCHO Members’ Conference and AGM 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.

Where :Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Dates :Members’ Conference: 31 October – 1 November 2017
Annual General Meeting: 2 November 2017

CLICK HERE

2 November Black Lives Matter Founders and leaders visit Australia to accept 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter Founders and leaders visit Australia to accept 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter Global Network Founders above (from left to right), Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza.

The Black Lives Matter Global Network will be awarded the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize (SPP). Its Founders – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, with Toronto Chapter Leader Rodney Diverlus – will travel to Australia to collect the Prize at the City of Sydney Lecture and Award Ceremony at Sydney Town Hall on November 2.

“To turn a radically inclusive message into a rallying cry for millions of people as the Black Lives Matter Global Network has done requires vision, leadership, heart and courage,” said Archie Law, Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

“Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi and the many other Black Lives Matter leaders challenge us all to rethink, reimagine and reconstruct the societies we live in. This is an urgent and vital challenge, not least here in Australia.”

Since creating the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter in 2012, the Black Lives Matter Founders have strategically built the scaffolding of an on-the-ground political network that now has more than 40 chapters worldwide. The movement has become a catalyst for discussion, debate, dissent and personal expression for those who want to see an end to state and racially fuelled violence. Today, Black Lives Matter has developed into a social movement with global reach and relevance.

“We receive this award with tremendous gratitude and in solidarity with organisers throughout Australia who, in the face of egregious oppression, fightback against the state and proclaim that all Black Lives Matter,” said Patrisse Cullors.

Black Lives Matter’s focus on social and economic justice has strong relevance to Australia’s First Peoples who face highly disproportionate rates of imprisonment, death while in custody, and low life expectancy in comparison to non-Indigenous Australians.

“This movement resonates around the globe and here in Australia, where we have become inured to the high incarceration rates and deaths in custody of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It’s as if their lives do not matter,” said Aboriginal leader, former Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, and 2008 Laureate Senator Pat Dodson.

President of Australian South Sea Islanders Port Jackson, Emelda Davis, whose ancestors were brought to Australia as forced labour (‘Blackbirding’), has applauded the Australian recognition of Black Lives Matter and believes its core messages have strong relevance to issues being faced by various black and Indigenous communities in Australia.

“Our untold Australian history of slavery is still unknown to the majority of Australians, but it haunts the minds, hearts and soul of our people. Addressing the hard realities our black and disadvantaged communities face takes guts and tenacity. Black Lives Matter is a bottom-up approach, a call for solidarity and truth telling for First Nation’s people and Australian South Sea Islanders as two of the most disadvantaged races in Australia,” said Ms Davis.

The Sydney Peace Prize is Australia’s international Prize for Peace, awarded by the Sydney Peace Foundation at the University of Sydney with support from the City of Sydney. The Sydney Peace Prize brings the Sydney community together to talk about peace, justice and nonviolence, and to honour some of the world’s most inspiring peacemakers.

Previous recipients of the Sydney Peace Prize include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, Arundhati Roy, Senator Pat Dodson, Professor Noam Chomsky, and Naomi Klein.

Tickets and media passes are available for the City of Sydney Lecture and Award ceremony, the Gala Dinner, and an In Conversation hosted by the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne.

The City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Award Ceremony will feature the City of Sydney Peace Prize lecture presented by Black Lives Matter Founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Other speakers include Larissa Behrendt, Maxine Beneba Clarke, and Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Legendary Aboriginal singer/songwriter Archie Roach will perform.

November 2, 5:30pm- 8:00pm, Sydney Town Hall. Tickets: $25-$45

https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/SPPLecture2017

The 2017 Sydney Peace Prize Gala Dinner is the Sydney Peace Foundation’s annual fundraising event, providing an opportunity to celebrate the 2017 SPP recipient and hear from a range of inspiring speakers, including The Hon. Linda Burney MP and Tracey Spicer. Legendary Aboriginal singer/songwriter Archie Roach will perform live.

November 3, 7:00pm-11:00pm, Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour. Tickets: $265 single – $3,000 table of 12

https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/SPPGalaDinner2017

Black Lives Matter Global Network Founders in conversation with Jack Latimore, hosted by the Wheeler Centre.

November 4, 8:00pm-9:00pm, the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre. Tickets: $15-$25

https://www.wheelercentre.com/events/black-lives-matter-in-conversation

Media Opportunities

Black Lives Matter Global Network Chapter Leaders are available for phone interviews, as well as Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation, Archie Law.

The Founders will also give an address on Wednesday November 1, at the National Press Club Address, Canberra, 11:35am – 1:30pm. Contact:

https://www.npc.org.au/speakers/alicia-garza-patrisse-cullors-rodney-diverlus/

 

 

15 November  One Day NATSIHWA Workshop SA Forum

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) 

Join the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) for a one day CPD networking workshop focussed on current workforce development opportunities.

Upskill and strengthen your skill level in a specialised area and find out what is happening through program development, education and funding opportunities.

Hear from organisations such as: PHN Primary Heath Network, CranaPlus, Autism QLD, Rheumatic Heart, PEPA Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach, Diabetes Australia, IBA Indigenous Business Australia, HESTA Superannuation, 1800 RESPECT, Hearing Australia and more to be annuonced in the coming months (tailored for your specific region).

Register HERE

14-15 November : 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, are proud to be co-hosting the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation.

This partnership indicates an alignment of priorities and a strong commitment from our two institutions to deliver a measurable, positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples.

Under the theme “The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change”, the Symposium will be an opportunity to bring relevant expertise to the business of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research translation and put forward Indigenous perspectives that inform the most effective policies and programs. It will also be a forum to share knowledge of what successful research looks like at community level and what the key elements of success are.

We look forward to the participation of delegates with community, research and policy expertise, including outstanding keynote speakers Dr Carrie Bourassa (Canada) and Sir Mason Durie (New Zealand). We are confident that through our joint commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, the Symposium will make a significant contribution to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, families and individuals. This commitment also signals the importance of working together as equal partners, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.

More info HERE

15 -18 November :National Conference on Incontinence Scholarship Opportunity

The Continence Foundation of Australia is offering 10 scholarships to support health professionals to attend the 26th National Conference on Incontinence. The conference will be held in Sydney on 15-18 November 2017.  The conference program and registration brochure can be found here.
This scholarship program is open to registered nurses and physiotherapists with an interest in continence care working in rural and remote areas of Australia. The scholarship includes full conference registration, including clinical workshops and social events, flights and accommodation. The top applicant also has the opportunity to participate in a placement at a Sydney continence clinic. Previous unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to apply.
Applications closed Friday 1 September.
Applications are being taken online. Click here to find out more and to apply.  

27-30 November Indigenous Allied Health Australia : IAHA Conference Perth

iaha

Abstracts for the IAHA 2017 National Conference are now open!

We are calling for abstracts for concurrent oral presentations and workshops under the following streams:
– Care
– Cultures
– Connection

For abstract more information visit the IAHA Conference website at: https://iahaconference.com.au/call-for-abstracts/

December 7-8 Aboriginal Men and Family Violence Conference in Adelaide

Unlike so many other conferences on this subject, our gathering will consist of over 95% Aboriginal speakers and examine what’s really going on with Aboriginal men and their use of violence.

Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) and No To Violence will be hosting the event which will support and promote good initiatives and ground-breaking approaches to working with Aboriginal men and families to address family violence. Our aim is to take the outcomes of the conference to government and other funding sources to draw attention to the initiatives being undertaken by Aboriginal communities.
Registrations are open for this conference now and we’d love it if you could promote the event with the below website.
KWY is an Aboriginal organisation based in Adelaide delivering services across South Australia to Aboriginal families to address family violence. No To Violence is the peak body for organisations and individuals working with men to end their violence and abuse towards family members. Both KWY and NTV are non-profit organisations.
8 December 30th Human Rights Awards Sydney

Tickets are now on sale for the 30th Human Rights Awards to be held in Sydney on Friday, 8 December 2017. What better way to recognise the individuals and organisations that are dedicated to human rights and celebrate their achievements!

Each year, more than 500 people from the community sector, government and business come together to recognise the impact of human rights in Australia.

Finalists for each of the eight categories are soon to be announced.

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, will deliver the keynote address. Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC will be attending.

Event details

Date: Friday 8 December
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Location: The Westin Sydney

Each ticket includes a 2-course lunch and beverages.

Buy your ticket today: hrawards.humanrights.gov.au/tickets

For any questions, please contact (02) 9284

14 December Shepparton  One Day NATSIHWA Workshop VIC Forum

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) 

Join the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) for a one day CPD networking workshop focussed on current workforce development opportunities.

Upskill and strengthen your skill level in a specialised area and find out what is happening through program development, education and funding opportunities.

Hear from organisations such as: PHN Primary Heath Network, CranaPlus, Autism QLD, Rheumatic Heart, PEPA Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach, Diabetes Australia, IBA Indigenous Business Australia, HESTA Superannuation, 1800 RESPECT, Hearing Australia and more to be annuonced in the coming months (tailored for your specific region).

Register HERE

11-12 April 2018 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium  Canberra call for extracts

About the Symposium

Drawing upon a tradition which commenced with the first rural and remote health scientific conference ‘Infront Outback’ held in Toowoomba in 1992, the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium will be held in Canberra, 11-12 April 2018.

The Symposium will celebrate 20 years since the establishment of the first university department of rural health in 1997 and will highlight the research and knowledge that followed this innovation.

Outback Infront will celebrate the leadership that has emerged from the rural and remote health research community, while at the same time, support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers.

The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity to share and develop research that seeks to understand and deliver innovative change through building evidence that has the potential to transform health outcomes and service delivery.

Who should attend

The Symposium program will be designed to engage academics, policy makers, expert researchers in rural and remote health and clinician-researchers, as well as emerging and early career researchers.

It will also be relevant to policy makers, university departments of rural health, rural clinical schools, research collaborations and bodies, rural workforce organisations and health services delivery networks and providers.

Program

As well as key presentations from respected researchers in rural and remote health the Symposium will also feature Rogano presentations (scholarly debate on a current research project that answer “how to” questions and encourage scholarly thinking and debate) and a return of the popular Lightning Talk presentations to support early career academics and the next generation of rural health researchers.

Abstracts are now being sought for general presentations, Lightning talks and Rogano presentations

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