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 Funding Opportunities

14 July  : Local Drug Action Team Grant Round 2 Close

20 June Innovations in Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Forum (live streaming only or follow on Twitter

21 June Broadband for the bush Forum- Indigenous Focus Day

21 June Consumer Health Forum Australia Webinar Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review.

28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

8 July Deadly Choices / The Long Walk Brisbane

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

 

14 July  : Local Drug Action Team Grant Round 2 Close

LDAT Home Page

The LDAT program is about building partnerships that focus on primary prevention work in your community. The members of an LDAT commit to working together as a team to promote social inclusion and to community-driven, evidence informed approaches that strengthen protective factors against AOD misuse. Your LDAT could include representatives of local government, local community groups, local traders/business associations, police, schools, and local not-for-profit organisations.

Communities will need to form groups with cross sector representatives and apply to become an LDAT. In round 2, LDAT’s will receive a minimum of $10,000 to either develop their LDAT further or implement activity/s. An invitation-only grant round will be open on 15 August where invited LDATs will be invited to apply for further funding of up to $40,000 (including the initial $10,000).

Which communities?

With a goal of bringing 220 LDATs into the program by 2020, we are looking for communities all across Australia, particularly those that have one or more of the following aspects:

  • High rates of unemployment
  • Regional centers / remote communities
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • High population of Indigenous people
  • Areas of high population growth
  • Social disadvantage
  • Specific priority population group
  • High levels of alcohol and other drug harms

The distribution of LDATs around the country will be reflective of the population spread of Australia.

Criteria for becoming an LDAT

LDAT applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

Partnerships

  • Multi-sector support and membership from at least two other organisations across the community.
  • Capability from an organisation that can act as the lead agency and provide a convening and auspice role to the LDAT and manage and administer any grant funds.
  • Commitment from the leaders (CEO, elders and/or board) of each organisation in the partnership
  • A formal arrangement that guides the work of the partnership (e.g. MOU, contract)
  • Extent to which the team promotes social inclusion and does not intentionally seek to exclude sectors of the community
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully work together
  • Members with the ability to lead and enact change in their community

For more information about building effective partnerships read this article.

Community engagement

  • Local data and statistics, particularly around alcohol and other drugs, that demonstrate an existing need in your community
  • Commitment to a process of community consultation
  • Evidence of engaging with the people who will be affected by your project/s (if you already have one).

Strategy/approach

This section is for teams that have a project they are seeking funding for.

  • Not a single, one-off activity that is disconnected from a broader strategy
  • Evidence informed approach (for more information about what is in and out of scope click here)
  • Primary prevention focus
  • An approach or project that sits within a broader community plan – it is recommended that teams locate their community action plan prior to applying or request support in their application to develop one where it does not exist*.

*A community action plan could be a local government health and wellbeing plan, alcohol and drug action strategy, Aboriginal health plan, etc. and your team should demonstrate how your LDAT will contribute to the outcomes of this plan.

For more information about identifying and building a Community Action plan read this resource.

The process

  • 1 June 2017 – LDAT Applications open to join the LDAT program
  • 14 July 2017 – Applications close
  • Independent panel reviews applications
  • Early August – Applicants notified of outcome to join the LDAT program. LDATs receive $10,000.
  • 15 August – Grant by invitation round – Initial funding can be topped up to $40,000 to work on a primary prevention project. LDATs will be invited to apply for this funding based on the strength of their LDAT application.
  • 15 September – Grant applications round close
  • Late September – All funding announced.

LDAT grants

Over $8 million will be distributed between 2016 – 2020 to support LDATs to implement their LDAT Action Plan.

Once your team is awarded with LDAT status, you qualify for a one off grant of $10,000 to help you strengthen your partnerships, expand your community consultation and needs assessment and ensure you have done the preparatory work in order to create an evidence-informed and community-led activity (project).

LDATs which demonstrate an established partnership and meet all the assessment criteria may be invited to apply for a further grant of up to $40,000 (including the one off $10,000) to develop and implement activity/s in their LDAT Action Plan.

An LDAT will be eligible for grants each year it participates in the program. For example, an LDAT entering the program in year 1, can apply for a grant in the following three years. Progress against your LDAT Action Plan must be achieved to receive grants over successive years of the program.

An LDAT may still be part of the program without applying for a grant. The tools, resources, and support that ADF provide can assist groups to develop and implement an LDAT Action Plan without a grant and we encourage all LDATs to think beyond just the activity/s they are funded for.

APPLY HERE

20 June Innovations in Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Forum (live streaming only or follow on Twitter

View HERE from 9.00 am

The “Innovations in Aboriginal Chronic Conditions Forum” will be an opportunity for clinicians, Aboriginal Health Workers, managers and researchers to showcase work in the following categories.

1.Transfer of care / discharge planning
2.Social and emotional wellbeing
3.Health literacy
4.Cultural safety
5.Community engagement

Download the 24 Page info booklet HERE 148343-ACI-full-book

Agenda (pdf 78Kb)

Event sold out

The forum will be live-streamed. Please register for live-streaming using the link below.

Join the waiting

 MC Troy Combo : Healthy for Life and Programs Manager at Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

Troy commenced his career in Aboriginal Health in 1994 whilst undertaking his Diploma in Aboriginal Health at Redfern AMS.

He has a strong grounding in the community controlled sector and has worked for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector at local and State levels.

He has held positions at two of Australia’s most prestigious research centres in the field of Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses; the Kirby Institute and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW.

In 2006 Troy was first National Policy Officer for Hepatitis Australia where he undertook a mapping and scoping project of Hepatitis C prevention and education programs in the Aboriginal community.

Whilst with Hepatitis Australia he also convened the first National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Hepatitis C Conference in 2007.

More recently he worked for the Queensland Aboriginal Islander Health Council in the field of Social & Emotional Well Being.

Troy is currently employed as the Healthy for Life and Programs Manager at Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Richmond Valley Clinic in Casino and in 2015/2016 he was a member of the North Coast Human Research Ethics Committee.

21 June Broadband for the bush Forum- Indigenous Focus Day

Where:   Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA
Cost:  Free (lunch provided)
RSVP:  By Friday 9 June to forum@broadbandforthebush.com.au
Download the invitation Indigenous Focus Day-Invitation

Topic:   A day of sharing stories, experiences and ideas about the pathway to digital inclusion for remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The day will be facilitated by Christine Ross, with a great program including Welcome to Country by Noel Nannup, Keynote by Professor Leonard Collard and 13 short presentations from across remote and regional Australia.

This will provide the background for four group discussions on the obstacles to digital inclusion, innovative solutions, and an action plan for a Indigenous Digital Inclusion Strategy for Remote and Regional Australia.

If you would like to be part of this conversation, we would love to hear from you.
For more information see: www.broadbandforthebush.com.au

21 June Consumer Health Forum Australia Webinar Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review

Join us for a webinar about the latest work and future directions of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review. 12.00 Pm to 1.00 PM

In April 2015, the then Minister for Health established the MBS Review Taskforce to consider how the more than 5,700 services listed in the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice, and improve health outcomes for patients.
The Taskforce recently released its latest set of reports for public consultation until 21 July 2017. These six reports cover:  renal medicine; spinal surgery; dermatology, allergy and immunology; diagnostic imaging of the knee; diagnostic imaging for pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis; and urgent after-hours services.

Further details about the consultation process; copies of the six reports, their factsheets and summaries for consumers; and access to the online surveys are all available at:

The webinar will include a presentation from Professor Bruce Robinson, Chair of the MBS Review Taskforce, and a consumer representative involved in the Review process.
In order to participate in the webinar, you need to register on our website by COB on 20 June. Register here: https://chf.org.au/events/webinar-mbs-review

 28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
 

REGISTER NOW for Upcoming NATSIHWA Forums

PROGRAMJoin 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, Aboriginal Learning Circle, 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).

Current topics on the agenda:

Who is NATSIHWA? – an update on what is happening on a national level.

NATSIHWA Membership Benefits – Why join? Access to online members portal, web resources, weekly eNewsletter and social media.

Scope of Practice – An update on the development of the national framework for the scope of practice for ATSIHW’s and ATSIHP’s.

AHPRA – Who is AHPRA and what do they do? Why register with AHPRA? CPD requirements of ongoing registration.

Modern Award – An update on the progress of the modern award process with Fair Work Australia.

Workforce Development – Career development, training opportunities, CPD Points, GNARTN Tool, Scholarships.

REGISTER – CAIRNS
REGISTER – DUBBO
REGISTER – DARWIN
REGISTER – BRISBANE
REGISTER – ADELAIDE
REGISTER – SHEPPARTON
 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .
Join medical practitioners, health professionals, educators, researchers and Indigenous leaders who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians.

The 2017 Aboriginal Conference theme, champions | connection | culture, will be explored through inspiring keynote speakers, relevant clinical updates, educational workshops and clinical problem-based case study learning opportunities.

With a focus on chronic conditions that have a large impact on the health and quality of life for Aboriginal Australians, the program will also feature best practice updates, emerging trends, psychological wellbeing and support workshops, and hands-on training and clinical practice. The program will be available online soon!

For more information and to register, visit

www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/conferences or contact the Events team via email, events@ruralhealthwest.com.au.
8 July Deadly Choices / The Long Walk Brisbane

Did you know that each year the AFL holds an Indigenous round – the Sir Doug Nicholls Round – aimed at building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians?

The Brisbane Lions had an away game for this year’s Sir Doug Nicholls round, so they’re holding their own home game Indigenous round during NAIDOC week, after the Long Walk.

Don’t miss out on this event! Register for the Long Walk now (via the AFL Queensland website) and get a free ticket to the football after the walk!

www.aflq.com.au

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

 

myPHN Conference 2017: Transforming healthcare together will attract more than 40 expert health speakers and around 400 delegates from across the nation at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino from 8-9 July.

The second annual national Primary Health Network (PHN) conference will explore the ever changing landscape of health across Australia, focusing on current health reforms, the future of digital health, and what they mean for healthcare providers and the wider community.

It will be officially opened by the Honourable Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.

Conference Chair, Professor Brian Dolan, will lead the interactive two-day program which also includes pre-conference workshops, a myPHN networking event, and a Digital Health Breakfast.

Key streams include social determinants of health, partnerships in primary health, and digital and data innovation.

myPHN Conference Steering Committee Chair Trent Twomey said the conference will deliver unique opportunities for health providers to access keynote speakers addressing a wide range of key health issues.

“We’re proud to once again bring the annual national PHN conference to the region, and it’s a real coup for Cairns to be able to welcome such an array of health experts,” said Mr Twomey.

“In one weekend, delegates will be able to get up to speed on crucial primary health topics by listening, engaging and connecting with fellow health industry professionals.

“myPHN Conference 2017 will address how we can work together to provide optimum service to patients through a series of purposeful workshops and presentations.

“After a sell-out inaugural event in 2016, myPHN Conference will this year deliver a bigger and even better program to help prepare healthcare providers for the future.”

myPHN Conference 2017, with registrations starting at just $75, is open to a wide range of health professionals, including:

  • general practitioners
  • pharmacists
  • dentists
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • medical administrators
  • policy makers
  • medical educators
  • local government and community advocates
  • medical allied health and nursing students.

“The conference is all about working together to improve the patient journey, ensuring that patients receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right place,” said Mr Twomey.

Advance Cairns Chief Executive Officer Kevin Byrne said the two-day conference was great news for the Cairns economy.

 

“We estimate that this conference will bring approximately $750,000 into the Cairns economy through visiting intrastate and interstate delegates, with local tourism and hospitality businesses set to benefit greatly,” said Mr Byrne.

 

“At this time of the year, Cairns and northern Queensland is a perfect destination for people to visit and experience our amazing natural wonders, and get a taste of the great North Queensland lifestyle.”

Some of the expert speakers presenting at the conference include:

  • Professor Brian Dolan (Director at UK-based organisation Health Service 360 and leader in health systems reform)
  • Michael Moore (CEO at Public Health Association of Australia)
  • Janet Quigley (Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health).

“We would like to invite all health practitioners and their teams to Cairns in magnificent Far North Queensland for high-quality professional skilling and an engaging winter retreat,” added Mr Twomey.

For more information on the conference, including full details of the program, how to register, and trade/sponsorship opportunities, visit the official website at www.myphn.com.au or the conference’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

 

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017

The AIDA Conference in 2017 will celebrate 20 years since the inception of AIDA. Through the theme Family. Unity. Success. 20 years strong we will reflect on the successes that have been achieved over the last 20 years by being a family and being united. We will also look to the future for AIDA and consider how being a united family will help us achieve all the work that still needs to be done in growing our Indigenous medical students, doctors, medical academics and specialists and achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This conference will be an opportunity to bring together our members, guests, speakers and partners from across the sector to share in the reflection on the past and considerations for the future. The conference will also provide a platform to share our individual stories, experiences and achievements in a culturally safe environment.

Conference website

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.

THE FUTURE OF REMOTE HEALTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share.

It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia.

We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.

Conference Website

 

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  

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

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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/

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate : #NACCHOAgm17@IAHA_National @NATSIHWA @AIDAAustralia #Health Conferences

 
14 June Prevention 1st program: Parliament House Canberra ( Bookings closed )

21 June Broadband for the bush Forum- Indigenous Focus Day

21 June Consumer Health Forum Australia Webinar Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review.

28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

8 July Deadly Choices / The Long Walk Brisbane

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

 18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

14 June   Launch Parliament House Canberra

One in two Australians are living with a chronic disease. Dealing with these diseases comes at an estimated $27 billion cost to the Australian community and accounts for more than a third (36 per cent) of our national health budget.

Join us at the Prevention 1st Forum to find out how much Australia spends on preventive health and what we need to do to address the looming health crisis of chronic disease.

Download the Program PREVENTION-1ST-PROGRAM-FINAL-2017

The forum will include a launch of the La Trobe University report, Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough? by health economist Professor Alan Shiell.

Hear leading public health experts make their pitch; how would they invest in preventive health if they had $100 million to spend?

Representatives from the Coalition, Labor Party and The Greens have been invited to outline their plans for preventive health measures to tackle our nation’s greatest health challenge.

Please call FARE on 02 6122 8600 if you have any questions about this event.

Bookings closed

21 June Broadband for the bush Forum- Indigenous Focus Day

Where:   Esplanade Hotel, 46-54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle WA
 
Cost:  Free (lunch provided)
 
RSVP:  By Friday 9 June to forum@broadbandforthebush.com.au 
Download the invitation Indigenous Focus Day-Invitation

 
Topic:   A day of sharing stories, experiences and ideas about the pathway to digital inclusion for remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The day will be facilitated by Christine Ross, with a great program including Welcome to Country by Noel Nannup, Keynote by Professor Leonard Collard and 13 short presentations from across remote and regional Australia.

This will provide the background for four group discussions on the obstacles to digital inclusion, innovative solutions, and an action plan for a Indigenous Digital Inclusion Strategy for Remote and Regional Australia.

If you would like to be part of this conversation, we would love to hear from you.
 
For more information see: www.broadbandforthebush.com.au

21 June Consumer Health Forum Australia Webinar Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review

Join us for a webinar about the latest work and future directions of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review. 12.00 Pm to 1.00 PM

In April 2015, the then Minister for Health established the MBS Review Taskforce to consider how the more than 5,700 services listed in the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice, and improve health outcomes for patients.
The Taskforce recently released its latest set of reports for public consultation until 21 July 2017. These six reports cover:  renal medicine; spinal surgery; dermatology, allergy and immunology; diagnostic imaging of the knee; diagnostic imaging for pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis; and urgent after-hours services.

Further details about the consultation process; copies of the six reports, their factsheets and summaries for consumers; and access to the online surveys are all available at:

The webinar will include a presentation from Professor Bruce Robinson, Chair of the MBS Review Taskforce, and a consumer representative involved in the Review process.
In order to participate in the webinar, you need to register on our website by COB on 20 June. Register here: https://chf.org.au/events/webinar-mbs-review

 28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers
 

REGISTER NOW for Upcoming NATSIHWA Forums

PROGRAM

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, Aboriginal Learning Circle, 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).

Current topics on the agenda:

Who is NATSIHWA? – an update on what is happening on a national level.

NATSIHWA Membership Benefits – Why join? Access to online members portal, web resources, weekly eNewsletter and social media.

Scope of Practice – An update on the development of the national framework for the scope of practice for ATSIHW’s and ATSIHP’s.

AHPRA – Who is AHPRA and what do they do? Why register with AHPRA? CPD requirements of ongoing registration.

Modern Award – An update on the progress of the modern award process with Fair Work Australia.

Workforce Development – Career development, training opportunities, CPD Points, GNARTN Tool, Scholarships.

REGISTER – CAIRNS
REGISTER – DUBBO
REGISTER – DARWIN
REGISTER – BRISBANE
REGISTER – ADELAIDE
REGISTER – SHEPPARTON
 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .
Join medical practitioners, health professionals, educators, researchers and Indigenous leaders who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians.

The 2017 Aboriginal Conference theme, champions | connection | culture, will be explored through inspiring keynote speakers, relevant clinical updates, educational workshops and clinical problem-based case study learning opportunities.

With a focus on chronic conditions that have a large impact on the health and quality of life for Aboriginal Australians, the program will also feature best practice updates, emerging trends, psychological wellbeing and support workshops, and hands-on training and clinical practice. The program will be available online soon!

For more information and to register, visit

www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/conferences or contact the Events team via email, events@ruralhealthwest.com.au.
8 July Deadly Choices / The Long Walk Brisbane

Did you know that each year the AFL holds an Indigenous round – the Sir Doug Nicholls Round – aimed at building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians?

The Brisbane Lions had an away game for this year’s Sir Doug Nicholls round, so they’re holding their own home game Indigenous round during NAIDOC week, after the Long Walk.

Don’t miss out on this event! Register for the Long Walk now (via the AFL Queensland website) and get a free ticket to the football after the walk!

www.aflq.com.au

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

 

myPHN Conference 2017: Transforming healthcare together will attract more than 40 expert health speakers and around 400 delegates from across the nation at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino from 8-9 July.

The second annual national Primary Health Network (PHN) conference will explore the ever changing landscape of health across Australia, focusing on current health reforms, the future of digital health, and what they mean for healthcare providers and the wider community.

It will be officially opened by the Honourable Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.

Conference Chair, Professor Brian Dolan, will lead the interactive two-day program which also includes pre-conference workshops, a myPHN networking event, and a Digital Health Breakfast.

Key streams include social determinants of health, partnerships in primary health, and digital and data innovation.

myPHN Conference Steering Committee Chair Trent Twomey said the conference will deliver unique opportunities for health providers to access keynote speakers addressing a wide range of key health issues.

“We’re proud to once again bring the annual national PHN conference to the region, and it’s a real coup for Cairns to be able to welcome such an array of health experts,” said Mr Twomey.

“In one weekend, delegates will be able to get up to speed on crucial primary health topics by listening, engaging and connecting with fellow health industry professionals.

“myPHN Conference 2017 will address how we can work together to provide optimum service to patients through a series of purposeful workshops and presentations.

“After a sell-out inaugural event in 2016, myPHN Conference will this year deliver a bigger and even better program to help prepare healthcare providers for the future.”

myPHN Conference 2017, with registrations starting at just $75, is open to a wide range of health professionals, including:

  • general practitioners
  • pharmacists
  • dentists
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • medical administrators
  • policy makers
  • medical educators
  • local government and community advocates
  • medical allied health and nursing students.

“The conference is all about working together to improve the patient journey, ensuring that patients receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right place,” said Mr Twomey.

Advance Cairns Chief Executive Officer Kevin Byrne said the two-day conference was great news for the Cairns economy.

 

“We estimate that this conference will bring approximately $750,000 into the Cairns economy through visiting intrastate and interstate delegates, with local tourism and hospitality businesses set to benefit greatly,” said Mr Byrne.

 

“At this time of the year, Cairns and northern Queensland is a perfect destination for people to visit and experience our amazing natural wonders, and get a taste of the great North Queensland lifestyle.”

Some of the expert speakers presenting at the conference include:

  • Professor Brian Dolan (Director at UK-based organisation Health Service 360 and leader in health systems reform)
  • Michael Moore (CEO at Public Health Association of Australia)
  • Janet Quigley (Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health).

“We would like to invite all health practitioners and their teams to Cairns in magnificent Far North Queensland for high-quality professional skilling and an engaging winter retreat,” added Mr Twomey.

For more information on the conference, including full details of the program, how to register, and trade/sponsorship opportunities, visit the official website at www.myphn.com.au or the conference’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

 

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

20-23 September AIDA Conference 2017

The AIDA Conference in 2017 will celebrate 20 years since the inception of AIDA. Through the theme Family. Unity. Success. 20 years strong we will reflect on the successes that have been achieved over the last 20 years by being a family and being united. We will also look to the future for AIDA and consider how being a united family will help us achieve all the work that still needs to be done in growing our Indigenous medical students, doctors, medical academics and specialists and achieving better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This conference will be an opportunity to bring together our members, guests, speakers and partners from across the sector to share in the reflection on the past and considerations for the future. The conference will also provide a platform to share our individual stories, experiences and achievements in a culturally safe environment.

Conference website

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

18 -20 October 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference Broome

We are pleased to announce the 35th Annual CRANAplus Conference will be held at Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa in Broome, Western Australia, from 18 to 20 October 2017.

THE FUTURE OF REMOTE HEALTH AND THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGY

Since the organisation’s inception in 1982 this event has served to create an opportunity for likeminded remote and isolated health individuals who can network, connect and share.

It serves as both a professional and social resource for the Remote and Isolated Health Workforce of Australia.

We aim to offer an environment that will foster new ideas, promote collegiate relationships, provide opportunities for professional development and celebrate remote health practice.

Conference Website

 

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  

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

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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/

 

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NACCHO Save a Date Aboriginal Health #smoking #ACCHO events 31 May World #NoTobacco Day #QLD #VIC #WA #NT #NSW

This weeks NACCHO Save a date is dedicated to World No Tobacco Day we feature just some of 100’s of events at our ACCHO clinics throughout Australia

Each year on 31 May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), an opportunity to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocate for policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

See details in the 100 + NACCHO articles SMOKING

The theme for 2017 is Tobacco – a threat to development, which aims to demonstrate the risk that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries. The theme will highlight measures that governments and the public can take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.

See Video introduction from TOM CALMA

WHO is calling on countries to prioritise and accelerate tobacco control efforts as part of their responses to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition to saving lives and reducing health inequalities, comprehensive tobacco control contains the adverse environmental impact of tobacco growing, manufacturing, trade and consumption.

In Australia, tobacco smoking is still an area of concern, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote areas.

In NSW

Today is WORLD DAY!! Yerin Gosford is working with community to reduce smoking!

In Queensland

The Deadly Choices team is hitting the road this World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday 31 May to:

  • Reduce the number of people in community exposed to the impacts of passive smoking inside their homes or cars, through the Deadly Places, Smoke-Free Spaces campaign and
  • Encourage people to join the Deadly Choices Smoke-Free Team by attending Quit appointments at IUIH clinics.

What’s on?

On World No Tobacco Day the Deadly Choices team will be running tobacco stalls at the following clinics:

Organisation Clinic Time  Address
Moreton ATSICHS Morayfield 9-11:30am  10-20 Walkers Road
Moreton ATSICHS Strathpine 9-11:30am  6/199 Gympie Road
Moreton ATSICHS Deception Bay 1-3:30pm  675 Deception Bay Road
Moreton ATSICHS Caboolture 1-3:30pm  5 James Street
ATSICHS Brisbane Wooloongabba 1-3:30pm  55 Annerley Road
ATSICHS Brisbane Browns Plains 1-3:30pm  20-24 Commerce Road
ATSICHS Brisbane Logan 9-11:30am  41 Station Road
ATSICHS Brisbane Northgate 9-11:30am  313 Melton Road
Kambu Ipswich 9-11:30am  27 Roderick Street
Kambu Goodna 1-3:30pm  13 Church Street
Kalwun Miami 1:30-3:30pm  2020 Gold Coast Highway
Kalwun Oxenford 11am-12pm  Level 1, 2 Leo Graham Way
Kalwun Bilinga 10:30am-12:30pm  Airport Central, 1 Eastern Ave
Yulu-Burri-Ba Dunwich 9:30-11am  16 Dickson Way
Yulu-Burri-Ba Capalaba 2-3:30pm  Shop 2&3/ 1 Finucane Road
Yulu-Burri-Ba Wynnum 1-3pm  85 Edith Street

At the tobacco stalls, you’ll be able to:

  • Complete the Deadly Choices Tobacco Survey.
  • Sign the pledge to make your home and car Deadly, Smoke-Free Spaces.

In return you’ll receive:

  • A Deadly Home Pack containing stickers, magnets and a fact sheet.
  • An entry into the competition to win a family trip to Sydney to watch State of Origin 2 at ANZ Stadium.

If you’re a smoker, you’re encouraged to register yourself for Quit appointments at the clinics. If you do this, and attend four Quit sessions, you are eligible for a limited edition Smoke-Free Team jersey.

Not a smoker? Just refer a smoker that you know and, if that smoker attends four Quit sessions, both you and the smoker are eligible for a limited edition Smoke-Free Team jersey.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Five people who sign pledges on the day will be randomly selected and win a double pass each to the Broncos vs Melbourne Storm game during the Deadly Choices Round at Suncorp Stadium on Friday 30 June 2017 (10 tickets given away in total) and
  • Smokers who attend all four of their quit appointments in June will go into the draw to win a personalised Smoke-Free Team jersey.

If you can’t attend on the day, you can still complete the survey and sign the pledge to go into the draw to win the trip to Sydney to watch State of Origin 2 at ANZ Stadium on 21 June 2014, by going to www.deadlychoices.com.au

And Cape York

World No Tobacco Day

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day and people from Cape York are saying “Don’t Make Smokes Your Story.”

Apunipima Cape York Health Council Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) staff have been engaging with Cape York communities to develop an anti-smoking campaign.

The locally appropriate ‘Don’t Make Smokes Your Story’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the harms of smoking and passive smoking, the benefits of a smoke-free environment, and available quit support.

The Cape York ‘Don’t Make Smokes Your Story’ Campaign enables community members to share on film their stories about quitting, trying to quit and the impact of smoking on families and communities. It is hoped that by sharing their stories, others will be encouraged to share their stories too.

Selena Possum, who has lived in Pormpuraaw for the last 20 years, is now a non-smoker. She says smoking affected her a lot, “Wasting a lot of money to buy cigarettes and it was making me sick, coughing a lot, and getting up late, and it smells on your clothes a lot. So I said to myself I would have to cut down smoking.”

“You don’t have to buy cigarettes, you don’t have to afford cigarettes for other people, you don’t have to get cigarettes. Just be strong and stand up for yourself and say no!”

Coen local Amos James Hobson has never smoked in his life. He sees many young people start smoking “Just to be cool, to pick up a chick.” He says to all the young people out there, “Our people didn’t smoke, don’t smoke, it’s not good. It’s not our culture and it’s not our way.”

 

Thala Wallace from Napranum has tried to quit three times and says “Every time it gets easier.” Her strategy is to “Try to find ways to occupy myself, snack-out on fruit or go to the gym, getting out and hanging out more with people who don’t smoke.”

The stories, as well as posters, social media posts and radio advertisements will be released from May 31st as Apunipima launches the Cape York ‘Don’t Make Smokes Your Story’ campaign.

The videos, including those featuring Amos, and Thala, will be distributed on the ‘What’s Your Story, Cape York?’ Facebook page and will be available on the Apunipima YouTube Channel here.

Apunipima received a Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Regional Tobacco Control Grant as part of the National Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.

To effectively reduce smoking rates in Cape York, Apunipima TIS staff have been engaging with communities to develop and implement a locally appropriate social marketing campaign to influence smoking behaviours and community readiness to address smoke-free environments.

The Cape York campaign will align with a national ‘Don’t Make Smokes Your Story’ campaign.

 

Link Here

In Tasmania  Flinders Island Aboriginal Association

Amazing day on Cape Barren Island celebrating World No Tobacco Day today. This smoke free event was well attended by the community.


We’d like to thank the Cape Barren Island Aboriginal Association as well as John Gardener and Pro golfer Brett Partridge for making the day a success.

We can’t wait to come back in the future for this great event.
#WNTD #NoSmokesNoLimits

 

In South Australia

In Western Australia Broome

World No Tobacco Day 2017

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 is “Tobacco – a threat to development.”


About the campaign

  • It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens.
  • It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.

Controlling tobacco helps achieve other global goals

In addition to saving lives and reducing health inequalities, comprehensive tobacco control contains the adverse environmental impact of tobacco growing, manufacturing, trade and consumption.

Tobacco control can break the cycle of poverty, contribute to ending hunger, promote sustainable agriculture and economic growth, and combat climate change. Increasing taxes on tobacco products can also be used to finance universal health coverage and other development programs of the government.

It is not only governments who can step up tobacco control efforts: people can contribute on an individual level to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world. People can commit to never take up tobacco products. Those who do use tobacco can quit the habit, or seek help in doing so, which will in turn protect their health as well as people exposed to second-hand smoke, including children, other family members and friends. Money not spent on tobacco can be, in turn, used for other essential uses, including the purchase of healthy food, healthcare and education.

Facts about tobacco, tobacco control and the development goals

  • About 6 million people die from tobacco use every year, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030 without intensified action. Tobacco use is a threat to any person, regardless of gender, age, race, cultural or educational background. It brings suffering, disease, and death, impoverishing families and national economies.
  • Tobacco use costs national economies enormously through increased health-care costs and decreased productivity. It worsens health inequalities and exacerbates poverty, as the poorest people spend less on essentials such as food, education and health care. Some 80% of premature deaths from tobacco occur in low- or middle-income countries, which face increased challenges to achieving their development goals.
  • Tobacco growing requires large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers, which can be toxic and pollute water supplies. Each year, tobacco growing uses 4.3 million hectares of land, resulting in global deforestation between 2% and 4%. Tobacco manufacturing also produces over 2 million tonnes of solid waste.
  • The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) guides the global fight against the tobacco epidemic. The WHO FCTC is an international treaty with 180 Parties (179 countries and the European Union). Today, more than half the world’s countries, representing nearly 40% of the world’s population (2.8 billion people), have implemented at least one of the WHO FCTC’s most cost-effective measures to the highest level. An increasing number of countries are creating firewalls to ward off interference from the tobacco industry in government tobacco control policy.
  • Through increasing cigarette taxes worldwide by US$1, an extra US$190 billion could be raised for development. High tobacco taxes contribute to revenue generation for governments, reduce demand for tobacco, and offer an important revenue stream to finance development activities.

Goals of the World No Tobacco Day 2017 campaign

World No Tobacco Day 2017 aims to:

  • Highlight the links between the use of tobacco products, tobacco control and sustainable development.
  • Encourage countries to include tobacco control in their national responses to 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
  • Support Member States and civil society to combat tobacco industry interference in political processes, in turn leading to stronger national tobacco control action.
  • Encourage broader public and partner participation in national, regional and global efforts to develop and implement development strategies and plans and achieve goals that prioritize action on tobacco control.
  • Demonstrate how individuals can contribute to making a sustainable, tobacco-free world, either by committing to never taking up tobacco products, or by quitting the habit.

In the NT

Come join & Nhulunbuy Corp to celebrate World Yaka Ŋarali Day & learn how to improve your health

31st of May is World No Tobacco Day. If you see us mob out and about don’t be shame to come up and have a yarn. This week you can spot us Casuarina Shopping Centre, Darwin Smith Street Mall and Nighcliff Shopping Centre. #NoTobacco

In Victoria

See Link here

World No Tobacco Day” is coming up on Wednesday 31st May and the VAHS Healthy Lifestyle Team is hosting a morning tea event to celebrate!

This event is a great way to spread awareness about tobacco cessation and to acknowledge the inspirational journeys that many Community members have taken to be or to stay smoke-free!!

We’re lucky enough to have Aunty Rieo Ellis come along to share her story and ttalk about he steps she has taken to quit smoking and live a healthier lifestyle.

We hope to see you there!

For more information, please feel free to contact the VAHS Healthy Lifestyles Team on 9403 3300.

In New South Wales

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Resources

On the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre we have three key sections for addressing tobacco use.

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking portal hosts information for organisations funded through the National Tackling Indigenous Smoking programme, but it will also be useful for people working in any other initiative to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to quit smoking.

The Preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Smoking portal provides the Indigenous women’s maternal and child health workforce and other related workers with access to quality information about smoking cessation and prevention to support better health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, their babies and families.

The Tobacco section on the AOD Knowledge Centre provides a comprehensive collection of information for people working, studying or interested in addressing tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate : #SorryDay #Uluru #NAIDOC17 #Health Conferences

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May : Dreamtime at the G /The Long Walk MCG Melbourne

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

29 May : Survey Close : review into rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy workforce

31 May World No Tobacco Day

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
 

The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
Date: Friday 26 May 2017
Time: gather at 10:30am for a start at 10:45am
Venue: Gather at Regatta Point and walk starts at base of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge
See our post today

27 May : Dreamtime at the G /The Long Walk MCG Melbourne

More info HERE

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
 
29 May : Survey Close : review into rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy workforce

As part of the ongoing review into workforce programs administered under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, including Rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Workforce Programs, Healthcare Management Advisors have been contracted by the Department of Health to conduct a number of surveys.

HMA are seeking feedback from community pharmacists, students, pharmacy assistants, interns and graduates that have participated in the programs, or from people who have not participated, but would still like to provide feedback. The purpose of these surveys is to help assess whether the programs, in their current format, effectively address the workforce shortages in Rural Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia are fully supportive of assessing the current programs and encourage you to take part.

Links to the program specific surveys are below; each survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary, and all responses will be held in confidence by HMA. For more information about our project, please see the Plain Language Statement.

Survey links for participating pharmacists:

Survey links for students, pharmacy assistants, interns and graduates:

We appreciate your feedback. If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or other queries please do not hesitate to contact Emma Fehring on 03 9998 1950 or via email emmafehring@hma.com.au

 31 May World No Tobacco Day
 
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

More info Here

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

Nominate now to recognise Australia’s primary health care leaders

The search for the nation’s best primary health care professionals has begun with nominations now open for the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.

Presented in conjunction with the 12th National Allied Health Conference, the Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in all aspects of primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physios, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Employers, colleagues, patients/carers, and individuals can nominate online from now until 2 June 2017.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the knowledge, skill and commitment of primary health care professionals, who provide some of the best health care services in the world.

“Primary health care professionals are often the first people Australians turn to when we are sick or injured. Their crucial work helps ensure individuals and communities receive quality, accessible health care,” Ms Blakey said.

“The Awards are our opportunity to give back. We’re proud to recognise primary health care teams and individuals who lead and innovate to develop initiatives associated with improvements in patient care, or organisational outcomes that are aimed at improving health outcomes for all Australians,”Ms Blakey said.

Proud Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, provides the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Young Leader, Individual Distinction and Team Excellence.

The different categories for these awards are as follows-
·         Young Leader – This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.
·         Individual Distinction – This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.
·         Team Excellence – This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.

Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the 12th National Allied Health Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Sydney to attend the awards dinner on 28 August 2017.

Submit an online nomination today at hestaawards.com.au.

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .
Join medical practitioners, health professionals, educators, researchers and Indigenous leaders who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians.
The 2017 Aboriginal Conference theme, champions | connection | culture, will be explored through inspiring keynote speakers, relevant clinical updates, educational workshops and clinical problem-based case study learning opportunities.
 
With a focus on chronic conditions that have a large impact on the health and quality of life for Aboriginal Australians, the program will also feature best practice updates, emerging trends, psychological wellbeing and support workshops, and hands-on training and clinical practice. The program will be available online soon!
 
For more information and to register, visit www.ruralhealthwest.com.au/conferences or contact the Events team via email, events@ruralhealthwest.com.au.
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 July myPHN Conference 2017 – National health conference

myPHN Conference 2017: Transforming healthcare together will attract more than 40 expert health speakers and around 400 delegates from across the nation at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino from 8-9 July.

The second annual national Primary Health Network (PHN) conference will explore the ever changing landscape of health across Australia, focusing on current health reforms, the future of digital health, and what they mean for healthcare providers and the wider community.

It will be officially opened by the Honourable Ken Wyatt MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health.

Conference Chair, Professor Brian Dolan, will lead the interactive two-day program which also includes pre-conference workshops, a myPHN networking event, and a Digital Health Breakfast.

Key streams include social determinants of health, partnerships in primary health, and digital and data innovation.

myPHN Conference Steering Committee Chair Trent Twomey said the conference will deliver unique opportunities for health providers to access keynote speakers addressing a wide range of key health issues.

“We’re proud to once again bring the annual national PHN conference to the region, and it’s a real coup for Cairns to be able to welcome such an array of health experts,” said Mr Twomey.

“In one weekend, delegates will be able to get up to speed on crucial primary health topics by listening, engaging and connecting with fellow health industry professionals.

“myPHN Conference 2017 will address how we can work together to provide optimum service to patients through a series of purposeful workshops and presentations.

“After a sell-out inaugural event in 2016, myPHN Conference will this year deliver a bigger and even better program to help prepare healthcare providers for the future.”

myPHN Conference 2017, with registrations starting at just $75, is open to a wide range of health professionals, including:

  • general practitioners
  • pharmacists
  • dentists
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers
  • medical administrators
  • policy makers
  • medical educators
  • local government and community advocates
  • medical allied health and nursing students.

“The conference is all about working together to improve the patient journey, ensuring that patients receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right place,” said Mr Twomey.

Advance Cairns Chief Executive Officer Kevin Byrne said the two-day conference was great news for the Cairns economy.

 

“We estimate that this conference will bring approximately $750,000 into the Cairns economy through visiting intrastate and interstate delegates, with local tourism and hospitality businesses set to benefit greatly,” said Mr Byrne.

 

“At this time of the year, Cairns and northern Queensland is a perfect destination for people to visit and experience our amazing natural wonders, and get a taste of the great North Queensland lifestyle.”

Some of the expert speakers presenting at the conference include:

  • Professor Brian Dolan (Director at UK-based organisation Health Service 360 and leader in health systems reform)
  • Michael Moore (CEO at Public Health Association of Australia)
  • Janet Quigley (Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Health).

“We would like to invite all health practitioners and their teams to Cairns in magnificent Far North Queensland for high-quality professional skilling and an engaging winter retreat,” added Mr Twomey.

For more information on the conference, including full details of the program, how to register, and trade/sponsorship opportunities, visit the official website at www.myphn.com.au or the conference’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

 

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

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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/

 

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Aboriginal Health : 2017 @AlcoholDrugFdn Excellence Innovation Awards close 22 May

The 2017 National Alcohol and Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards

Download First Australians Award nomination form

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First Australians Award

The First Australians Award recognises an individual/community as having made a significant and/or meaningful commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Judging criteria

  • Was the effort collaborative with communities and other key stakeholders
  • Culturally appropriate in design and implementation
  • Were efforts evaluation and found to have a measurable impact on alcohol and other drug use
  • Did efforts contribute to increasing community awareness and perceptions on alcohol and other drug issues.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

The 2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards

The 2017 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards encourage, recognise and celebrate the achievements of the incredible people and organisations that do exceptional work to reduce the harm and impact of alcohol and other drugs in Australia.

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The Alcohol and other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards (National AOD Awards) are supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the Australian Government.

There is terrific work and important innovative practices happening in the alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector that benefit the entire community and we want these to be shared and celebrated.

The National Alcohol and other Drug Excellence and Innovation Awards commenced in 2004 and were established by the Alcohol and Other Drug Council of Australia, Australian National Council on Drugs, Ted Noffs Foundation and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (formerly the Australian Drug Foundation).

Why?

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and the Australian Government know how important it is to acknowledge and reward the people and organisations who demonstrate excellence and innovation in their commitment to building a healthier future for our Nation.

We want to promote the nominated organisations as leaders within the AOD field, building their reputation and credibility within their communities.

We want to raise awareness across the country about effective projects and initiatives which are having a positive impact in the prevention and reduction of AOD harms.

Who can enter?

The National AOD Awards are open to all people and organisations working across the health and wellbeing sectors in Australia.

The Awards are designed for all sectors within the health and wellbeing industry. There are categories to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations.

Each category has its own eligibility requirements, but there are some general rules and principles to keep in mind.

  1. The work must have taken place in Australia.
  2. Entrants may enter more than one category but must complete a submission for each category separately.
  3. If your entry mentions a particular organisation, you must have permission from the organisation to mention them – and this should be accompanied by a letter of support.
  4. With the exception of the National Honour Roll, work or achievements outside (2015 – 3/4/2017) cannot be considered.
  5. The selection panel may choose to present an award for excellence and an award for innovation in appropriate categories.

When?

Nominations for the National AOD Awards are open now and close at midnight 22 May 2017.

The awards ceremony will be held in Canberra, on 16 June 2017.

How to enter

To enter the National AOD Awards email your submission to aodawards@adf.org.au. Ensure your submission correctly addresses the criteria for the category you are nominating for. You can nominate yourself, your organisation, someone else or a different organisation.

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Prime Minister’s Award

The Prime Minister’s Award recognises an individual as having made a significant commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of drug and alcohol use. Only individuals can be nominated for this award.

Judging Criteria

Please highlight how the individual has made a significant commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of alcohol and other drugs use in Australia. A Curriculum Vitae for the nominee should also be provided.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page

Prime Ministers Award Nomination Form
Nomination Form 57.31 KB PDF

Law Enforcement and Supply Reduction

This award recognises a program, policy or resource that makes a significant contribution to law enforcement efforts designed to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol and other drug use. This award includes broad based policing and other criminal justice interventions at any level which demonstrably enhances the capacity of the community and/or the health sector to impact on alcohol and other drug use.

Judging criteria –
that the program, policy or resource is:

  • Based on a demonstrated need
  • Includes an appropriate level of consultation
  • Demonstrates a measurable positive impact

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Law Enforcement and Supply Reduction Nomination Form
Nomination Form 60.21 KB PDF

Prevention and Education

There are two different criteria for this award, the criteria used will be determined by the type of nomination. Please choose which criteria best supports your nomination.

Option OneThis award recognises a program, policy or resource that makes a significant contribution to the prevention and any type of drug use or drug-related harm. This award is not just limited to alcohol and other drug specific interventions, it includes broad based prevention programs aimed at addressing risk and protective factors and building resilience, which can be demonstrated to impact on alcohol and other drugs use.

Judging criteria –
that the program, policy or resource is:

  • Based on good practice and/or research (is evidence-based, is appropriately targeted and sustainable)
  • Based on a demonstrated need
  • Developed with the target audience and other key stakeholders
  • Evaluated and found to have a measurable impact.

Option Two

This award recognises the school that demonstrates innovation and successful outcomes in school drug education to address drug and alcohol issues. ‘School drug education’ encompasses all policies, practices, programmes and initiatives/events in schools connected with the prevention and reduction of drug-related harm. The award is open to schools in all sectors: primary and secondary levels; and government and non-government schools. Schools need to address the Australian Government Principles for School Drug Education within their nomination.

Judging criteria –
the 12 principles used are:

  • School practice based in evidence
  • A whole school approach
  • Clear educational outcomes
  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Positive and collaborative relationships
  • Culturally appropriate and targeted drug education
  • Recognition of risk and protective factors
  • Consistent policy and practice
  • Timely programs within a curriculum framework
  • Programs delivered by teachers
  • Interactive strategies and skills development
  • Credible and meaningful learning activities

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Prevention and Education Nomination Form
Nomination Form 69.05 KB PDF

 Treatment and Support

This award recognises a treatment or support program or service that makes a significant contribution to treatment and support efforts designed to assist those impacted by alcohol and other drug use. This award is not just limited to alcohol and other drug specific treatment and support plans, it includes broad based policing and other treatment and support interventions at any level which provide appropriate support and treatment to individuals, families and communities impacted by alcohol and other drug use.

Judging criteria –
that the program or service is:

  • Based on established scientific evidence
  • Able to provide evidence of consumer input into program and organisational policies and practices
  • Committed to process and outcome evaluation – both internal and external – and contributing to the broader scientific discourse around best practice services
  • Designed to address a current gap in knowledge or service delivery
  • Endeavouring to provide a creative solution to a problem/service gap and fostering a culture that promotes innovation
  • Going above and beyond business as usual

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Treatment and Support Nomination Form
Nomination Form 62.08 KB PDF

 Reduction of Harm

This award recognises a program, policy or resource that makes a significant contribution to harm reduction efforts. This award includes broad based policies and programs, as well as community level interventions which demonstrably protects the health of the community and/or enhances the capacity of the health sector to address some of the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use.

Judging criteria –
that the program, policy or resource is:

  • Based on an identified need
  • Includes an appropriate level of consultation, particularly with affected communities
  • Demonstrates a clear reduction in harm

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Reduction of Harm Nomination Form
Nomination Form 60.24 KB PDF

Research

Nominations in this category should be supported by sound evidence which recognises the significance of the research and its relevance and benefit to the community as a whole.

Judging criteria –
please detail how the body of research:

  • Is contributing and adding practical value to alcohol and other drug practice
  • Is of sound design and method
  • Meets ethical standards for research practice
  • Is being effectively disseminated
  • Provide details of support which recognises the importance of this research within the AOD field.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Research Nomination Form
Nomination Form 62.30 KB PDF

Media Reporting

This award recognises the important role that the media plays in informing and shaping the community’s knowledge and perceptions on drug issues. It may be given to an individual journalist or a media organisation (print, radio or television), either regional or metropolitan. The award can be given for an individual media piece, or for a series of pieces over a period of time.

Judging criteria –
address the following points

  • Informing and shaping community knowledge and perceptions of alcohol and drug issues
  • How was the storyline developed and researched
  • Relevance of interviews and impact achieved by article/program
  • Accurate information about alcohol and other drugs and their harms
  • Program and press articles aired/published on or after 1 December 2009

After completing your online nomination, send four labelled copies of your piece/s (photocopy, audiotape, CD/DVD or video tape) to the address detailed on the nomination form.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

Media Reporting Nomination Form
Nomination Form 59.00 KB PDF

First Australians Award

The First Australians Award recognises an individual/community as having made a significant and/or meaningful commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Judging criteria

Please highlight how the individual/community has made a significant and/or meaningful commitment and contribution to reducing the impact and negative effects of alcohol and other drugs use in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Judging criteria –
other considerations

  • Was the effort collaborative with communities and other key stakeholders
  • Culturally appropriate in design and implementation
  • Were efforts evaluation and found to have a measurable impact on alcohol and other drug use
  • Did efforts contribute to increasing community awareness and perceptions on alcohol and other drug issues.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

First Australians Award Nomination Form
Nomination Form 62.68 KB PDF
National Honour Roll

A National Honour Roll for individuals who have made a significant contribution, over a considerable time period, to the alcohol and other drug field has been established to acknowledge and publicly recognise the exceptional work which is done by some people who have worked tirelessly over a number of years in this sector.

Judging criteria

The judging criteria for nominations will be restricted to those who have made an outstanding contribution to addressing alcohol and other drug issues over a substantial period of time. Nominations may be made for people who are or are currently working directly in the alcohol and other drug field, or in the many related fields.

It is expected that the number of inductees into the Alcohol and Other Drug Honour Roll will be limited to ensure it only truly acknowledges those that have made a sustained and significant contribution.

The short statement outlining the rationale for a nomination should not exceed 100 words, with the text for each judging criteria being kept to no more than half an A4 page.

National Honour Roll Nomination Form
Nomination Form 59.72 KB PDF


Judging

Independent panels will be convened for each category with invitations extended to experts within each field to lend a hand in selecting the winners.

Programs and employees of the ADF are not eligible for the National AOD Awards.

More information

For more information or to ask a question about the National AOD Awards, please contact the ADF.

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate : #familymatters #IHMayDay17 #NDIS @FPDNAus #NAIDOC17

#IHMayDay17 – standing for Indigenous Health MayDay – is an annual Twitter event (since 2014) , which provides a full-day of programming with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tweeting about Indigenous health issues.

Save a Date : Please make a note in your diaries – the fourth annual Indigenous Health May Day Twitter festival will be held on Wednesday, May 17 from 7.00 am to 10.00 Pm

You can track the discussions and news on Twitter at #IHMayDay17.

The theme for the event is Representation: politics, policy and education.

It is planned that NACCHO Chair Matthew Cooke will be presenting 9.00 -10.00 am on the day @NACCHOAustralia

 

14-20 May.The 2017 Family Matters Week of Action

17 May #IHMayDay17

23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May : Dreamtime at the G /The Long Walk MCG Melbourne

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

29 May : Survey Close : review into rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy workforce

31 May World No Tobacco Day

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

 14-20 May.The 2017 Family Matters Week of Action

The Family Matters Week of Action is an annual awareness raising event, to harness public engagement and political commitment to our key advocacy asks.

Community empowerment and human rights lie at the heart of the Family Matters campaign. Together with community leaders and communities, we will drive local change, inform and empower families and call on Governments to act.

14-20 May.The 2017 Family Matters Week of Action

During this week, we’ll be highlighting the fundamental issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Most importantly, we’re working to shine a light on the disconnection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from community, culture and country.

Together, we’ll:

  • inform service providers, policy decision makers, and the Australian public of the national crisis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander over-representation in out-of home care.
  • garner support to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for within family, community and culture.
  • ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, communities and organisations are empowered to exercise their responsibilities for the safety and wellbeing of their children.

Together, we can break the cycle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child removal.

Watch video HERE

OR Here

Family Matters Resources

What can you do?

Download resources:

Know your rights – check out the Family Matters Community Resource Guides for your state or territory:

May 17 #IHMayDay17 

 

Please make a note in your diaries – the fourth annual Indigenous Health May Day Twitter festival will be held on Wednesday, May 17.

You can track the discussions and news at #IHMayDay17.

The theme for the event is Representation: politics, policy and education.

It is planned that NACCHO Chair Matthew Cooke will be one of the presenters on the day

 23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability
Save the date: Conference for #Aboriginal People with #disability May 23, 24, 25 in #WaggaWagga

On 23, 24 and 25 May 2017 FPDN is hosting a conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Community members and service providers are also welcome. Sponsorship is available for First Peoples with disability.

Website

The agenda will be published in April 2017.

Download the PDF Save the Date – Living Our Way Conference

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
 
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The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

27 May : Dreamtime at the G /The Long Walk MCG Melbourne

More info HERE

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
29 May : Survey Close : review into rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pharmacy workforce

As part of the ongoing review into workforce programs administered under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement, including Rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Workforce Programs, Healthcare Management Advisors have been contracted by the Department of Health to conduct a number of surveys.HMA are seeking feedback from community pharmacists, students, pharmacy assistants, interns and graduates that have participated in the programs, or from people who have not participated, but would still like to provide feedback. The purpose of these surveys is to help assess whether the programs, in their current format, effectively address the workforce shortages in Rural Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia are fully supportive of assessing the current programs and encourage you to take part.

Links to the program specific surveys are below; each survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary, and all responses will be held in confidence by HMA. For more information about our project, please see the Plain Language Statement.

Survey links for participating pharmacists:

Survey links for students, pharmacy assistants, interns and graduates:

We appreciate your feedback. If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or other queries please do not hesitate to contact Emma Fehring on 03 9998 1950 or via email emmafehring@hma.com.au

 31 May World No Tobacco Day
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

More info Here

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

Nominate now to recognise Australia’s primary health care leaders

The search for the nation’s best primary health care professionals has begun with nominations now open for the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.

Presented in conjunction with the 12th National Allied Health Conference, the Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in all aspects of primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physios, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Employers, colleagues, patients/carers, and individuals can nominate online from now until 2 June 2017.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the knowledge, skill and commitment of primary health care professionals, who provide some of the best health care services in the world.

“Primary health care professionals are often the first people Australians turn to when we are sick or injured. Their crucial work helps ensure individuals and communities receive quality, accessible health care,” Ms Blakey said.

“The Awards are our opportunity to give back. We’re proud to recognise primary health care teams and individuals who lead and innovate to develop initiatives associated with improvements in patient care, or organisational outcomes that are aimed at improving health outcomes for all Australians,”Ms Blakey said.

Proud Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, provides the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Young Leader, Individual Distinction and Team Excellence.

The different categories for these awards are as follows-
·         Young Leader – This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.
·         Individual Distinction – This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.
·         Team Excellence – This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.

Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the 12th National Allied Health Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Sydney to attend the awards dinner on 28 August 2017.

Submit an online nomination today at hestaawards.com.au.

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .

We would like to invite NACCHO and any partnering organisations to submit an Abstract on these projects for consideration in our Aboriginal Health Conference taking place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on the 1-2 July 2017.

Abstract submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal health and well-being.

Underpinned by a strong conference theme; Champions | Connection | Culture, it will provide an inspirational platform for those with evidence based approaches, improved health outcomes and successful projects in

  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Education;
  • Workforce Development.

If you are currently engaged in work, research or other collaborations relating to Aboriginal health you are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by our Education Steering Committee. Abstracts that fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Submissions Guidelines will be considered. Due consideration will be given to originality and quality.  Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged within one week of them being received and successful applicants will be notified by 23 May 2017. Successful abstracts will be published in the Conference Program handbook.

Attached for your reference is the Abstract Submission Form and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Download Here abstract-submission-form_2017-v1

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 10 April 2017.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team.
events@ruralhealthwest.com.au | T: 6389 4500 | F: 6389 4501
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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/

 

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate : #IHMayDay17 #NDIS @FPDNAus #NAIDOC17

#IHMayDay17 – standing for Indigenous Health MayDay – is an annual Twitter event (since 2014) , which provides a full-day of programming with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people tweeting about Indigenous health issues.

Save a Date : Please make a note in your diaries – the fourth annual Indigenous Health May Day Twitter festival will be held on Wednesday, May 17 from 7.00 am to 10.00 Pm

You can track the discussions and news on Twitter at #IHMayDay17.

The theme for the event is Representation: politics, policy and education.

It is planned that NACCHO Chair Matthew Cooke will be one of the presenters on the day @NACCHOAustralia

April – May   : NEW : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

17 May #IHMayDay17

23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

 

April – May   : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

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The Every Australian Counts team will be hitting the road from March – May presenting NDIS information forums in the NSW regional areas where the NDIS will be rolling out from July.

We’ll be covering topics including:

  • What the NDIS is, why we need it and what it means for you
  • The changes that the NDIS brings and how they will benefit you
  • How to access the NDIS and get the most out of it

These free forums are designed for people with disability, their families and carers, people working in the disability sector and anyone else interested in all things NDIS.

Please register for tickets and notify the team about any access requirements you need assistance with. All the venues are wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreters can be available if required. Please specify any special requests at the time of booking.

Find the team in the following locations: 

Click on a link above to register online now! 

Every Australian Counts is the campaign that brought about the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Now it is a reality, the team are focused on engaging and educating the disability sector and wider Australian community about the benefits of the NDIS and the options and possibilities that it brings.

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

 

” The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who have made significant contribution to the advancement of human rights and social justice for their people.”

To nominate someone for one of the three awards, please go to https://shaoquett.wufoo.com/forms/z4qw7zc1i3yvw6/
 
For further information, please also check out the Awards Guide at https://www.scribd.com/document/336434563/2017-National-Indigenous-Human-Rights-Awards-Guide
May 17 #IHMayDay17 

 

Please make a note in your diaries – the fourth annual Indigenous Health May Day Twitter festival will be held on Wednesday, May 17.

You can track the discussions and news at #IHMayDay17.

The theme for the event is Representation: politics, policy and education.

It is planned that NACCHO Chair Matthew Cooke will be one of the presenters on the day

 23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability
Save the date: Conference for #Aboriginal People with #disability May 23, 24, 25 in #WaggaWagga

On 23, 24 and 25 May 2017 FPDN is hosting a conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Community members and service providers are also welcome. Sponsorship is available for First Peoples with disability.

Website

The agenda will be published in April 2017.

Download the PDF Save the Date – Living Our Way Conference

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
 
bridge-walk
The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation
 

More info Here

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

Nominate now to recognise Australia’s primary health care leaders

The search for the nation’s best primary health care professionals has begun with nominations now open for the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.

Presented in conjunction with the 12th National Allied Health Conference, the Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in all aspects of primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physios, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Employers, colleagues, patients/carers, and individuals can nominate online from now until 2 June 2017.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the knowledge, skill and commitment of primary health care professionals, who provide some of the best health care services in the world.

“Primary health care professionals are often the first people Australians turn to when we are sick or injured. Their crucial work helps ensure individuals and communities receive quality, accessible health care,” Ms Blakey said.

“The Awards are our opportunity to give back. We’re proud to recognise primary health care teams and individuals who lead and innovate to develop initiatives associated with improvements in patient care, or organisational outcomes that are aimed at improving health outcomes for all Australians,”Ms Blakey said.

Proud Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, provides the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Young Leader, Individual Distinction and Team Excellence.

The different categories for these awards are as follows-
·         Young Leader – This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.
·         Individual Distinction – This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.
·         Team Excellence – This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.

Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the 12th National Allied Health Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Sydney to attend the awards dinner on 28 August 2017.

Submit an online nomination today at hestaawards.com.au.

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .

We would like to invite NACCHO and any partnering organisations to submit an Abstract on these projects for consideration in our Aboriginal Health Conference taking place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on the 1-2 July 2017.

Abstract submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal health and well-being.

Underpinned by a strong conference theme; Champions | Connection | Culture, it will provide an inspirational platform for those with evidence based approaches, improved health outcomes and successful projects in

  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Education;
  • Workforce Development.

If you are currently engaged in work, research or other collaborations relating to Aboriginal health you are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by our Education Steering Committee. Abstracts that fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Submissions Guidelines will be considered. Due consideration will be given to originality and quality.  Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged within one week of them being received and successful applicants will be notified by 23 May 2017. Successful abstracts will be published in the Conference Program handbook.

Attached for your reference is the Abstract Submission Form and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Download Here abstract-submission-form_2017-v1

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 10 April 2017.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team.
events@ruralhealthwest.com.au | T: 6389 4500 | F: 6389 4501
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

4 August each year, Children’s Day

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

The ‘Children’s Day’ website is now

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

catsinam

Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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/

 

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Aboriginal Health 20 + Events / Workshops #SaveADate : Aboriginal Children’s Day and #IHMayDay17 launched

SNAICC has announced the theme for this year’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

Held on 4 August each year, Children’s Day has been celebrated across the country since 1988 and is Australia’s largest national day to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The theme for Children’s Day 2017 is Value Our Rights, Respect Our Culture, Bring Us Home which recognises the 20th anniversary of the Bringing them Home Report and the many benefits our children experience when they are raised with strong connections to family and culture.

The ‘Children’s Day’ website is now live and contains lots of information and resources including some great ideas on how to celebrate.

www.aboriginalchildrensday.com.au

Awards Funding $ and surveys OPEN

April 21 :Funding for National Reconciliation Week closes

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

April – May   : NEW : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

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Events and Workshops

26- 29 April The 14 th National Rural Health Conference Cairns

29 April:14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

17 May #IHMayDay17

23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

4 August : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s day

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media

mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

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 April 21 :Funding for National Reconciliation Week closes

The Government is supporting celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with $2.5 million in grants for local councils.

Every local council is eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to partner with a local Indigenous organisation for celebrations marking these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).

The funding is an opportunity for local councils to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that the 1967 referendum was one of the most significant events in our nation’s history.

“The 1967 Referendum recognised First Australians in the Census and gave the Commonwealth a Constitutional role in relation to their fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and achieved a 90.77 per cent ‘yes’ vote which remains unprecedented in Australia,” Minister Scullion said.

This grant round is one part of the Commonwealth’s programme of support for the commemoration and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the Government is working with Indigenous stakeholders and other organisations to mark this event.

National Reconciliation Week also ends with the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision – which created a new foundation for land law in Australia.

“The Mabo High Court case was a landmark moment in the history of Indigenous land rights, overturning the doctrine of ‘terra nullius’,” Minister Scullion said.

“The grants for local councils will also support the celebration and recognition of the efforts of Eddie Mabo and all other native title campaigners across Australia.

“These events form part of the national story of our country’s amazing cultural, social and economic progress.

“I want all Australians to mark the significance of these two occasions in a manner befitting their importance to the nation and to support these events we are providing $5,000 grants to local councils.”

Activities that honour and respect both anniversaries and their significance to all Australians could include community BBQs, flag raising ceremonies or cultural showcases. The funding round commenced on Thursday, 6 April and will remain open until Friday, 21 April.

Further information is available on the website of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at www.dpmc.gov.au

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

My Life, My Lead is a new online public consultation portal to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, said that the launch of the new portal will give more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an opportunity to lead the discussion about the life they live now, and the life they want in the future for themselves, their families and their communities.

The Australian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities, and other stakeholders to improve progress against the goals to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and is  welcoming participation in the IPAG Consultation 2017 from a broad range of stakeholders.

You can have your say by taking part in the online submission to the IPAG consultation 2017.

The online submission will be open from Wednesday 8 March 2017 and will close 11.59 pm Sunday 30 April 2017.

April – May   : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

ndis

The Every Australian Counts team will be hitting the road from March – May presenting NDIS information forums in the NSW regional areas where the NDIS will be rolling out from July.

We’ll be covering topics including:

  • What the NDIS is, why we need it and what it means for you
  • The changes that the NDIS brings and how they will benefit you
  • How to access the NDIS and get the most out of it

These free forums are designed for people with disability, their families and carers, people working in the disability sector and anyone else interested in all things NDIS.

Please register for tickets and notify the team about any access requirements you need assistance with. All the venues are wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreters can be available if required. Please specify any special requests at the time of booking.

Find the team in the following locations: 

Click on a link above to register online now! 

Every Australian Counts is the campaign that brought about the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Now it is a reality, the team are focused on engaging and educating the disability sector and wider Australian community about the benefits of the NDIS and the options and possibilities that it brings.

 28 June National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 

 

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.

Register

28 June Cairns Register Free Entry Here

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, Aboriginal Learning Circle, 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).

Current topics on the agenda:

Who is NATSIHWA? – an update on what is happening on a national level.

NATSIHWA Membership Benefits – Why join? Access to online members portal, web resources, weekly eNewsletter and social media.

Scope of Practice – An update on the development of the national framework for the scope of practice for ATSIHW’s and ATSIHP’s.

AHPRA – Who is AHPRA and what do they do? Why register with AHPRA? CPD requirements of ongoing registration.

Modern Award – An update on the progress of the modern award process with Fair Work Australia.

Workforce Development – Career development, training opportunities, CPD Points, GNARTN Tool, Scholarships.

26- 29 April The 14 th National Rural Health Conference Cairns c42bfukvcaam3h9

The 14th National Rural Health Conference kicks off in Cairns in three weeks and there’s still time to be a part of the most important event of its kind in the country.

Over four days from April 26 to 29, industry leaders, cultural identities, health service providers, students, carers and those generally interested in the sector will come together to engage, interact and ultimately produce a set of priority recommendations aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the seven million people throughout Australia’s rural and remote areas.

Almost 1,000 delegates have already registered to participate and with 220 sessions encompassing 49 concurrent and 28 keynote presentations, as well as more than 70 exhibitors, there’s much to see and do.

The diverse line-up of prominent speakers includes Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia; Senior Australian of the Year for 2017, Sister Anne Gardiner; Mark Wenitong, Senior Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council; and Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.

See press release here

Still time to get to Cairns:
Sharing to achieve real change:

World Vision’s Tim Costello to address 14th National Rural Health Conference

http://ruralhealth.org.au/media-release/world-vision-s-tim-costello-address-14th-national-rural-health-conference

INFO Register

 

29 April -2 May : 14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

acrrm

The conference program features streams based on themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include Social and environmental determinants of health; Leadership, Education and Workforce; Social Accountability and Social Capital, and Rural Clinical Practices: people and services.

Download the program here : rural-health-conference-program-no-spreads

The program includes plenary/keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The program will also include clinical sessions to provide skill development and ongoing professional development opportunities :

Information Registrations HERE

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

nihra-2017-save-the-date-invitation_version-2

” The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who have made significant contribution to the advancement of human rights and social justice for their people.”

To nominate someone for one of the three awards, please go to https://shaoquett.wufoo.com/forms/z4qw7zc1i3yvw6/
 
For further information, please also check out the Awards Guide at https://www.scribd.com/document/336434563/2017-National-Indigenous-Human-Rights-Awards-Guide

May 17 #IHMayDay17 

 

Calling for expressions of interest

Please make a note in your diaries – the fourth annual Indigenous Health May Day Twitter festival will be held on Wednesday, May 17.

You can track the discussions and news at #IHMayDay17.

The theme for the event is Representation: politics, policy and education.

The #IHMayDay17 organisers are calling for expressions of interest from individuals and organisations interested in guest tweeting for a session during the day.

Please contact us by May 5, via the details on the bottom of this page (or ping us on Twitter), with a short bio and an outline of what you would like to tweet about and how it connects with the theme.

Contact Melissa Sweet  at Croakey

 23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

Save the date: Conference for #Aboriginal People with #disability May 23, 24, 25 in #WaggaWagga

On 23, 24 and 25 May 2017 FPDN is hosting a conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Community members and service providers are also welcome. Sponsorship is available for First Peoples with disability.

Website

The agenda will be published in April 2017.

Download the PDF Save the Date – Living Our Way Conference

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
bridge-walk
The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
 
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

More info Here

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

Nominate now to recognise Australia’s primary health care leaders

The search for the nation’s best primary health care professionals has begun with nominations now open for the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.

Presented in conjunction with the 12th National Allied Health Conference, the Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in all aspects of primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physios, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Employers, colleagues, patients/carers, and individuals can nominate online from now until 2 June 2017.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the knowledge, skill and commitment of primary health care professionals, who provide some of the best health care services in the world.

“Primary health care professionals are often the first people Australians turn to when we are sick or injured. Their crucial work helps ensure individuals and communities receive quality, accessible health care,” Ms Blakey said.

“The Awards are our opportunity to give back. We’re proud to recognise primary health care teams and individuals who lead and innovate to develop initiatives associated with improvements in patient care, or organisational outcomes that are aimed at improving health outcomes for all Australians,”Ms Blakey said.

Proud Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, provides the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Young Leader, Individual Distinction and Team Excellence.

The different categories for these awards are as follows-
·         Young Leader – This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.
·         Individual Distinction – This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.
·         Team Excellence – This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.

Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the 12th National Allied Health Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Sydney to attend the awards dinner on 28 August 2017.

Submit an online nomination today at hestaawards.com.au.

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .

We would like to invite NACCHO and any partnering organisations to submit an Abstract on these projects for consideration in our Aboriginal Health Conference taking place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on the 1-2 July 2017.

Abstract submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal health and well-being.

Underpinned by a strong conference theme; Champions | Connection | Culture, it will provide an inspirational platform for those with evidence based approaches, improved health outcomes and successful projects in

  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Education;
  • Workforce Development.

If you are currently engaged in work, research or other collaborations relating to Aboriginal health you are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by our Education Steering Committee. Abstracts that fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Submissions Guidelines will be considered. Due consideration will be given to originality and quality.  Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged within one week of them being received and successful applicants will be notified by 23 May 2017. Successful abstracts will be published in the Conference Program handbook.

Attached for your reference is the Abstract Submission Form and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Download Here abstract-submission-form_2017-v1

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 10 April 2017.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team.
events@ruralhealthwest.com.au | T: 6389 4500 | F: 6389 4501
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
 
17_naidoc_logo_stacked-01

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

catsinam

Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

iaha

save-a-date

Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate $2.5 Mill. funding closing 21 April #50th Anniversary Referendum and #25th Anniversary #Mabo decision

 

This weeks NACCHO Featured Save a Date

” The Government is supporting celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with $2.5 million in grants for local councils.

National Reconciliation Week also ends with the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision – which created a new foundation for land law in Australia.

Every local council is eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to partner with a local Indigenous organisation for celebrations marking these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).

The funding is an opportunity for local councils to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community Organisation.

The funding round commenced on Thursday, 6 April and will remain open until Friday, 21 April. Full details below “

Awards Funding $ and surveys OPEN

April 21 :Funding for National Reconciliation Week closes

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

April – May   : NEW : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

save-a-date

Events and Workshops

26- 29 April The 14 th National Rural Health Conference Cairns

29 April:14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon (May 2017)

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

save-a-date

 April 21 :Funding for National Reconciliation Week closes

The Government is supporting celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with $2.5 million in grants for local councils.

Every local council is eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to partner with a local Indigenous organisation for celebrations marking these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).

The funding is an opportunity for local councils to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that the 1967 referendum was one of the most significant events in our nation’s history.

“The 1967 Referendum recognised First Australians in the Census and gave the Commonwealth a Constitutional role in relation to their fellow Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and achieved a 90.77 per cent ‘yes’ vote which remains unprecedented in Australia,” Minister Scullion said.

This grant round is one part of the Commonwealth’s programme of support for the commemoration and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the Government is working with Indigenous stakeholders and other organisations to mark this event.

National Reconciliation Week also ends with the 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision – which created a new foundation for land law in Australia.

“The Mabo High Court case was a landmark moment in the history of Indigenous land rights, overturning the doctrine of ‘terra nullius’,” Minister Scullion said.

“The grants for local councils will also support the celebration and recognition of the efforts of Eddie Mabo and all other native title campaigners across Australia.

“These events form part of the national story of our country’s amazing cultural, social and economic progress.

“I want all Australians to mark the significance of these two occasions in a manner befitting their importance to the nation and to support these events we are providing $5,000 grants to local councils.”

Activities that honour and respect both anniversaries and their significance to all Australians could include community BBQs, flag raising ceremonies or cultural showcases. The funding round commenced on Thursday, 6 April and will remain open until Friday, 21 April.

Further information is available on the website of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at www.dpmc.gov.au

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

My Life, My Lead is a new online public consultation portal to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, said that the launch of the new portal will give more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an opportunity to lead the discussion about the life they live now, and the life they want in the future for themselves, their families and their communities.

The Australian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities, and other stakeholders to improve progress against the goals to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and is  welcoming participation in the IPAG Consultation 2017 from a broad range of stakeholders.

You can have your say by taking part in the online submission to the IPAG consultation 2017.

The online submission will be open from Wednesday 8 March 2017 and will close 11.59 pm Sunday 30 April 2017.

April – May   : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

ndis

The Every Australian Counts team will be hitting the road from March – May presenting NDIS information forums in the NSW regional areas where the NDIS will be rolling out from July.

We’ll be covering topics including:

  • What the NDIS is, why we need it and what it means for you
  • The changes that the NDIS brings and how they will benefit you
  • How to access the NDIS and get the most out of it

These free forums are designed for people with disability, their families and carers, people working in the disability sector and anyone else interested in all things NDIS.

Please register for tickets and notify the team about any access requirements you need assistance with. All the venues are wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreters can be available if required. Please specify any special requests at the time of booking.

Find the team in the following locations: 

Click on a link above to register online now! 

Every Australian Counts is the campaign that brought about the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Now it is a reality, the team are focused on engaging and educating the disability sector and wider Australian community about the benefits of the NDIS and the options and possibilities that it brings.

 April National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 

 

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.

Register

28 June Cairns Register Free Entry Here

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, Aboriginal Learning Circle, 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).

Current topics on the agenda:

Who is NATSIHWA? – an update on what is happening on a national level.

NATSIHWA Membership Benefits – Why join? Access to online members portal, web resources, weekly eNewsletter and social media.

Scope of Practice – An update on the development of the national framework for the scope of practice for ATSIHW’s and ATSIHP’s.

AHPRA – Who is AHPRA and what do they do? Why register with AHPRA? CPD requirements of ongoing registration.

Modern Award – An update on the progress of the modern award process with Fair Work Australia.

Workforce Development – Career development, training opportunities, CPD Points, GNARTN Tool, Scholarships.

26- 29 April The 14 th National Rural Health Conference Cairns c42bfukvcaam3h9

The 14th National Rural Health Conference kicks off in Cairns in three weeks and there’s still time to be a part of the most important event of its kind in the country.

Over four days from April 26 to 29, industry leaders, cultural identities, health service providers, students, carers and those generally interested in the sector will come together to engage, interact and ultimately produce a set of priority recommendations aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the seven million people throughout Australia’s rural and remote areas.

Almost 1,000 delegates have already registered to participate and with 220 sessions encompassing 49 concurrent and 28 keynote presentations, as well as more than 70 exhibitors, there’s much to see and do.

The diverse line-up of prominent speakers includes Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia; Senior Australian of the Year for 2017, Sister Anne Gardiner; Mark Wenitong, Senior Medical Advisor, Apunipima Cape York Health Council; and Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.

See press release here

Still time to get to Cairns:
 
Sharing to achieve real change:

World Vision’s Tim Costello to address 14th National Rural Health Conference

http://ruralhealth.org.au/media-release/world-vision-s-tim-costello-address-14th-national-rural-health-conference

INFO Register

 

29 April -2 May : 14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

acrrm

The conference program features streams based on themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include Social and environmental determinants of health; Leadership, Education and Workforce; Social Accountability and Social Capital, and Rural Clinical Practices: people and services.

Download the program here : rural-health-conference-program-no-spreads

The program includes plenary/keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The program will also include clinical sessions to provide skill development and ongoing professional development opportunities :

Information Registrations HERE

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

nihra-2017-save-the-date-invitation_version-2

” The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who have made significant contribution to the advancement of human rights and social justice for their people.”

To nominate someone for one of the three awards, please go to https://shaoquett.wufoo.com/forms/z4qw7zc1i3yvw6/
 
For further information, please also check out the Awards Guide at https://www.scribd.com/document/336434563/2017-National-Indigenous-Human-Rights-Awards-Guide

 23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

Save the date: Conference for #Aboriginal People with #disability May 23, 24, 25 in #WaggaWagga

On 23, 24 and 25 May 2017 FPDN is hosting a conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Community members and service providers are also welcome. Sponsorship is available for First Peoples with disability.

Website

The agenda will be published in April 2017.

Download the PDF Save the Date – Living Our Way Conference

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
 
bridge-walk
The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
 
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

More info Here

June 2 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards close

Nominate now to recognise Australia’s primary health care leaders

The search for the nation’s best primary health care professionals has begun with nominations now open for the 2017 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.

Presented in conjunction with the 12th National Allied Health Conference, the Awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of those working in all aspects of primary health care including health educators, medical practice managers, rehabilitation professionals, physios, osteopaths, dentists, pharmacists, GPs and other related therapists.

Employers, colleagues, patients/carers, and individuals can nominate online from now until 2 June 2017.

HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey, said the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the knowledge, skill and commitment of primary health care professionals, who provide some of the best health care services in the world.

“Primary health care professionals are often the first people Australians turn to when we are sick or injured. Their crucial work helps ensure individuals and communities receive quality, accessible health care,” Ms Blakey said.

“The Awards are our opportunity to give back. We’re proud to recognise primary health care teams and individuals who lead and innovate to develop initiatives associated with improvements in patient care, or organisational outcomes that are aimed at improving health outcomes for all Australians,”Ms Blakey said.

Proud Awards sponsor ME – the bank for you, provides the $30,000 prize pool, to be divided among the winners in three award categories — Young Leader, Individual Distinction and Team Excellence.

The different categories for these awards are as follows-
·         Young Leader – This award highlights the selfless dedication of a young leader who displays exceptional mentoring qualities.
·         Individual Distinction – This award recognises primary health care workers who have displayed a vision for the future, have delivered positive outcomes and have gone beyond the expectations of their role.
·         Team Excellence – This award acknowledges the achievements of primary health care teams that have demonstrated innovation by way of a collaborative and inclusive approach to their work.

Each winner will receive $10,000 in a ME Everyday Transaction account to use for further education or team development.

Finalists will receive complimentary registration for the 12th National Allied Health Conference, with interstate finalists flown to Sydney to attend the awards dinner on 28 August 2017.

Submit an online nomination today at hestaawards.com.au.

 

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .

We would like to invite NACCHO and any partnering organisations to submit an Abstract on these projects for consideration in our Aboriginal Health Conference taking place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on the 1-2 July 2017.

Abstract submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal health and well-being.

Underpinned by a strong conference theme; Champions | Connection | Culture, it will provide an inspirational platform for those with evidence based approaches, improved health outcomes and successful projects in

  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Education;
  • Workforce Development.

If you are currently engaged in work, research or other collaborations relating to Aboriginal health you are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by our Education Steering Committee. Abstracts that fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Submissions Guidelines will be considered. Due consideration will be given to originality and quality.  Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged within one week of them being received and successful applicants will be notified by 23 May 2017. Successful abstracts will be published in the Conference Program handbook.

Attached for your reference is the Abstract Submission Form and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Download Here abstract-submission-form_2017-v1

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 10 April 2017.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team.
events@ruralhealthwest.com.au | T: 6389 4500 | F: 6389 4501
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
17_naidoc_logo_stacked-01

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

catsinam

Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

iaha

save-a-date

Aboriginal Health Events / Workshops #SaveADate #NAIDOC2017 Awards close 7 April #NACCHOAGM17 and Members Meeting

Awards Funding $ and surveys OPEN

April 7  National NAIDOC Committee Award closing date to 2:00pm (AEST) Friday 7 April 2017 see below for full info

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

April – May   : NEW : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

save-a-date

Events and Workshops

26- 29 April The 14 th National Rural Health Conference Cairns

29 April:14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week

6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

7 July Awabakal 40th Anniversary Dinner

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska in August 2017

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra Details to be released soon

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

 

If you have a Conference, Workshop Funding opportunity or event and wish to share and promote contact

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Mobile 0401 331 251

Send to NACCHO Media mailto:nacchonews@naccho.org.au

save-a-date

April 7  National NAIDOC Committee Award closing date to 2:00pm (AEST) Friday 7 April 2017

The National NAIDOC Committee have extended the 2017 National NAIDOC Award nominations to encourage more people to acknowledge the contributions and talents of outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals by nominating them for a 2017 National NAIDOC Award.

Winning a National NAIDOC Award can have a significant impact not only the winner but also their family and the wider community. Award winners will have the honour of being celebrated at the highly prestigious National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony and Ball to be held in Cairns on Saturday, 1 July 2017.

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contribute to Australian society through music, art, culture, community, education, environment, sport, employment and politics. If you know someone who you think deserves an award, the Committee encourages you to nominate them in one of the ten categories covering the fields of art, education and training, sport, environment and leadership.

The National NAIDOC Committee wish to extend the nomination closing date to 2:00pm (AEST) Friday 7 April 2017. Nomination forms can be found at http://www.naidoc.org.au

NAIDOC Week 2017 will run nationally from 2-9 July and is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

For more information including competition and nomination forms and ideas on how to celebrate, visit www.naidoc.org.au

April : NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation  Mylife #MyLead Consultation opens for #NATSIHP : Closes 30 April

My Life, My Lead is a new online public consultation portal to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, said that the launch of the new portal will give more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an opportunity to lead the discussion about the life they live now, and the life they want in the future for themselves, their families and their communities.

The Australian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities, and other stakeholders to improve progress against the goals to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and is  welcoming participation in the IPAG Consultation 2017 from a broad range of stakeholders.

You can have your say by taking part in the online submission to the IPAG consultation 2017.

The online submission will be open from Wednesday 8 March 2017 and will close 11.59 pm Sunday 30 April 2017.

April – May   : Get NDIS Ready with a Roadshow NSW Launched

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The Every Australian Counts team will be hitting the road from March – May presenting NDIS information forums in the NSW regional areas where the NDIS will be rolling out from July.

We’ll be covering topics including:

  • What the NDIS is, why we need it and what it means for you
  • The changes that the NDIS brings and how they will benefit you
  • How to access the NDIS and get the most out of it

These free forums are designed for people with disability, their families and carers, people working in the disability sector and anyone else interested in all things NDIS.

Please register for tickets and notify the team about any access requirements you need assistance with. All the venues are wheelchair accessible and Auslan interpreters can be available if required. Please specify any special requests at the time of booking.

Find the team in the following locations: 

Click on a link above to register online now! 

Every Australian Counts is the campaign that brought about the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Now it is a reality, the team are focused on engaging and educating the disability sector and wider Australian community about the benefits of the NDIS and the options and possibilities that it brings.

 7 April National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers 

 

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.

Register

7 April Perth   Register Free Entry  Here

11 April Broome  Register Free Entry Here

28 June Cairns Register Free Entry Here

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, Aboriginal Learning Circle, 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).

Current topics on the agenda:

Who is NATSIHWA? – an update on what is happening on a national level.

NATSIHWA Membership Benefits – Why join? Access to online members portal, web resources, weekly eNewsletter and social media.

Scope of Practice – An update on the development of the national framework for the scope of practice for ATSIHW’s and ATSIHP’s.

AHPRA – Who is AHPRA and what do they do? Why register with AHPRA? CPD requirements of ongoing registration.

Modern Award – An update on the progress of the modern award process with Fair Work Australia.

Workforce Development – Career development, training opportunities, CPD Points, GNARTN Tool, Scholarships.

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INFO Register

29 April : 14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

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The conference program features streams based on themes most relevant to all rural and remote health practitioners. These include Social and environmental determinants of health; Leadership, Education and Workforce; Social Accountability and Social Capital, and Rural Clinical Practices: people and services.

Download the program here : rural-health-conference-program-no-spreads

The program includes plenary/keynote sessions, concurrent sessions and poster presentations. The program will also include clinical sessions to provide skill development and ongoing professional development opportunities :

Information Registrations HERE

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

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” The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons who have made significant contribution to the advancement of human rights and social justice for their people.”

To nominate someone for one of the three awards, please go to https://shaoquett.wufoo.com/forms/z4qw7zc1i3yvw6/
 
For further information, please also check out the Awards Guide at https://www.scribd.com/document/336434563/2017-National-Indigenous-Human-Rights-Awards-Guide

 23-25 May Conference Aboriginal People with Disability

Save the date: Conference for #Aboriginal People with #disability May 23, 24, 25 in #WaggaWagga

On 23, 24 and 25 May 2017 FPDN is hosting a conference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Community members and service providers are also welcome. Sponsorship is available for First Peoples with disability.

Website

The agenda will be published in April 2017.

Download the PDF Save the Date – Living Our Way Conference

26 May :National Sorry day 2017
 
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The first National Sorry Day was held on 26 May 1998 – one year after the tabling of the report Bringing them Home, May 1997. The report was the result of an inquiry by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

27 May to June 3 National Reconciliation Week
 
 6 June : Stomp out the Gap : Cathy Freeman Foundation

More info Here

 1-2 July Aboriginal Health Conference  Perth .

We would like to invite NACCHO and any partnering organisations to submit an Abstract on these projects for consideration in our Aboriginal Health Conference taking place at the Parmelia Hilton Perth on the 1-2 July 2017.

Abstract submissions are now being invited that address Aboriginal health and well-being.

Underpinned by a strong conference theme; Champions | Connection | Culture, it will provide an inspirational platform for those with evidence based approaches, improved health outcomes and successful projects in

  • Aboriginal Health;
  • Community Engagement;
  • Education;
  • Workforce Development.

If you are currently engaged in work, research or other collaborations relating to Aboriginal health you are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by our Education Steering Committee. Abstracts that fulfil the requirements as outlined in the Submissions Guidelines will be considered. Due consideration will be given to originality and quality.  Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged within one week of them being received and successful applicants will be notified by 23 May 2017. Successful abstracts will be published in the Conference Program handbook.

Attached for your reference is the Abstract Submission Form and the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Download Here abstract-submission-form_2017-v1

Closing date for abstract submission is Monday 10 April 2017.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Should you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Events team.
events@ruralhealthwest.com.au | T: 6389 4500 | F: 6389 4501
 
2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK
 
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The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017.

The 2017 theme – Our Languages Matter – aims to emphasise and celebrate the unique and essential role that Indigenous languages play in cultural identity, linking people to their land and water and in the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, spirituality and rites, through story and song.

More info about events

8-9 August 2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis Alaska USA

2nd World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Viral Hepatitis in Anchorage Alaska in August 2017 after the 1st which was held in Alice Springs in 2014.

Download Brochure Save the date – World Indigenous Hepatitis Conference Final
Further details are available at https://www.wipcvh2017.org/

10 October CATSINAM Professional Development Conference Gold Coast

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Contact info for CATSINAM

30 October2 Nov NACCHO AGM Members Meeting Canberra

Details to be released

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

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