NACCHO Aboriginal Health 16 #Saveadate Events Workshops : #Leadership #Mentalhealth #Kidneys #ClosetheGap , #Eyes Plus more

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Full details of these events and registration links below

22 February Racism survey Opens

23 February: Webinar to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal youth in crisis

27 February: 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

  • Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange. 

3 March: AMSANT: APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum – Alice Springs

5 March: Kidney Health Week Starts

16 March: National Close the Gap Day

16 March Close the Gap Day VISION 2020

22 March: 2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop  Adelaide

29 March: RHD Australia Education Workshop Adelaide SA

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

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

If you have a Conference, Workshop 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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22 February Understanding Racism survey Opens

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Complete Survey Here

23 February: Webinar to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal youth in crisis

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NACCHO invites all health practitioners and staff to the webinar: An all-Indigenous panel will explore youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The webinar is organised and produced by the Mental Health Professionals Network and will provide participants with the opportunity to identify:

  • Key principles in the early identification of youth experiencing psychological distress.
  • Appropriate referral pathways to prevent crises and provide early intervention.
  • Challenges, tips and strategies to implement a collaborative response to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis

Working collaboratively to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis.

Date:  Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Time: 7.15 – 8.30pm AEDT

REGISTER

27 February: 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

  • Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange. 

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The 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Exchange, Contributing Lives Thriving Communities is being held across Australia and New Zealand from 27 February to 3 March 2017.

NACCHO notes that registration is free for the Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange.  This is co-hosted by National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) and the Queensland Mental Health Commission in partnership with the Queensland Department of Health.

It will be held at the Pullman Hotel, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns City, Queensland 4870.

The theme is Indigenous leadership in mental health and suicide prevention, with a focus on cultural healing and the empowerment of communities with programs, case studies and services.

For more about IIMHL and to register http://www.iimhl.com/

3 March: AMSANT: APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum – Alice Springs

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Following our successful 2015 AGMP Forum we are pleased to announce the second AGMP Forum will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 3 March from 9 am to 5 pm. The forum is a free catered event open to senior managers and board members of all Aboriginal organisations across the NT.

Come along to hear from NT Aboriginal organisations about innovative approaches to strengthen your activities and businesses, be more sustainable and self-determine your success. The forum will be opened by the Chief Minister and there will be opportunities for Q&A discussions with Commonwealth and Northern Territory government representatives.

To register to attend please complete the online registration form, or contact Wes Miller on 8944 6626, Kate Muir on 8959 4623, or email info@agmp.org.au.

5 March: Kidney Health week

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is nearly here! Learn how you can get involved this 5-11 March, and order your free event pack:

 

16 March Close the Gap Day

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10-17 years younger than other Australians and it’s even worse in some parts of Australia. Register now and hold an activity of your choice in support of health equality across Australia.

Resources

Resource packs will be sent out from 1 February 2017.

We will also have a range of free downloadable resources available on our website

www.oxfam.org.au/closethegapday.

It is still important to register as this contributes to the overall success of the event.

More information and Register your event

16 March Close the Gap Day VISION 2020

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Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne would like to invite people to a two-day national conference on Indigenous eye health and the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision in March 2017. The conference will provide opportunity for discussion and planning for what needs to be done to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 and is supported by their partners National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Optometry Australia, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and Vision 2020 Australia.

Collectively, significant progress has been made to improve Indigenous eye health particularly over the past five years and this is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made. The recent National Eye Health Survey found the gap for blindness has been reduced but is still three times higher. The conference will allow people to share the learning from these experiences and plan future activities.

The conference is designed for those working in all aspects of Indigenous eye care: from health workers and practitioners, to regional and jurisdictional organisations. It will include ACCHOs, NGOs, professional bodies and government departments.

The topics to be discussed will include:

  • regional approaches to eye care
  • planning and performance monitoring
  • initiatives and system reforms that address vision loss
  • health promotion and education.

Contacts

Indigenous Eye Health – Minum Barreng
Level 5, 207-221 Bouverie Street
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The University of Melbourne
Carlton Vic 3010
Ph: (03) 8344 9320
Email:

Links

22 March2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop  in Adelaide

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The 2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop to be held in Adelaide in March will focus on Otitis Media (middle ear disease), hearing loss, and its significant impact on the lives of Indigenous children, the community and Indigenous culture in Australia.

The workshop will take place on 22 March 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

The program features keynote addresses by invited speakers who will give presentations aligned with the workshop’s main objectives:

  • To identify and promote methods to strengthen primary prevention and care of Otitis Media (OM).
  • To engage and coordinate all stakeholders in OM management.
  • To summarise current and future research into OM pathogenesis (the manner in which it develops) and management.
  • To present the case for consistent and integrated funding for OM management.

Invited speakers will include paediatricians, public health physicians, ear nose and throat surgeons, Aboriginal health workers, Education Department and a psychologist, with OM and hearing updates from medical, audiological and medical science researchers.

The program will culminate in an address emphasising the need for funding that will provide a consistent and coordinated nationwide approach to managing Indigenous ear health in Australia.

Those interested in attending may include: ENT surgeons, ENT nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, audiologists, rural and regional general surgeons and general practitioners, speech pathologists, teachers, researchers, state and federal government representatives and bureaucrats; in fact anyone interested in Otitis Media.

The workshop is organised by the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) and is held just before its Annual Scientific Meeting (23 -26 March 2017). The first IEH workshop was held in Adelaide in 2012 and subsequent workshops were held in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

For more information go to the ASOHNS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshops section at http://asm.asohns.org.au/workshops

Or contact:

Mrs Lorna Watson, Chief Executive Officer, ASOHNS Ltd

T: +61 2 9954 5856   or  E info@asohns.org.au

29 March: RHDAustralia Education Workshop Adelaide SA

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More information and registrations HERE

 

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

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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
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.
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.

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NACCHO #Aboriginal Health #Leadership 15 Events #saveadate : #eyes #ears #RHD #suicide prevention #mental Health #closethegap #governance #rural

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Full details of these events and registration links below

14 February: #RedfernStatement Breakfast and PM Closing the Gap Report Canberra ACT

23 February: Webinar to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal youth in crisis

27 February: 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

  • Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange. 

3 March: AMSANT: APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum – Alice Springs

10 March: Editorial proposals close: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper

16 March: National Close the Gap Day

16 March Close the Gap Day VISION 2020

17 March: Advertising bookings close: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper

22 March: 2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop  Adelaide

29 March: RHD Australia Education Workshop Adelaide SA

5 April: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper published in Koori

29 April:14th World Rural Health Conference Cairns

10 May: National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

26 May :National Sorry day 2017

2-9 July NAIDOC WEEK

If you have a Conference, Workshop 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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14 February: #RedfernStatement Breakfast and PM Closing the Gap Report Canberra ACT

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Note 1 : Please note this event is now invitation only

Note 2 : The Prime Minister will deliver the Closing the Gap report to Parliament at 12.00 Tuesday

23 February: Webinar to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal youth in crisis

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NACCHO invites all health practitioners and staff to the webinar: An all-Indigenous panel will explore youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The webinar is organised and produced by the Mental Health Professionals Network and will provide participants with the opportunity to identify:

  • Key principles in the early identification of youth experiencing psychological distress.
  • Appropriate referral pathways to prevent crises and provide early intervention.
  • Challenges, tips and strategies to implement a collaborative response to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis

Working collaboratively to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis.

Date:  Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Time: 7.15 – 8.30pm AEDT

REGISTER

27 February: 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

  • Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange. 

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Image copyright © Roma Winmar

The 2017 International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Exchange, Contributing Lives Thriving Communities is being held across Australia and New Zealand from 27 February to 3 March 2017.

NACCHO notes that registration is free for the Healing and Empowerment Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention exchange.  This is co-hosted by National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) and the Queensland Mental Health Commission in partnership with the Queensland Department of Health.

It will be held at the Pullman Hotel, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns City, Queensland 4870.

The theme is Indigenous leadership in mental health and suicide prevention, with a focus on cultural healing and the empowerment of communities with programs, case studies and services.

For more about IIMHL and to register http://www.iimhl.com/

3 March: AMSANT: APONT Innovating to Succeed Forum – Alice Springs

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Following our successful 2015 AGMP Forum we are pleased to announce the second AGMP Forum will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on 3 March from 9 am to 5 pm. The forum is a free catered event open to senior managers and board members of all Aboriginal organisations across the NT.

Come along to hear from NT Aboriginal organisations about innovative approaches to strengthen your activities and businesses, be more sustainable and self-determine your success. The forum will be opened by the Chief Minister and there will be opportunities for Q&A discussions with Commonwealth and Northern Territory government representatives.

To register to attend please complete the online registration form, or contact Wes Miller on 8944 6626, Kate Muir on 8959 4623, or email info@agmp.org.au.

10 March: Editorial and Advertising proposals close: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper

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Download the Rate card and make booking HERE

16 March: National Close the Gap Day

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10-17 years younger than other Australians and it’s even worse in some parts of Australia. Register now and hold an activity of your choice in support of health equality across Australia.

Resources

Resource packs will be sent out from 1 February 2017.

We will also have a range of free downloadable resources available on our website

www.oxfam.org.au/closethegapday.

It is still important to register as this contributes to the overall success of the event.

More information and Register your event

16 March Close the Gap Day VISION 2020

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Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne would like to invite people to a two-day national conference on Indigenous eye health and the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision in March 2017. The conference will provide opportunity for discussion and planning for what needs to be done to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 and is supported by their partners National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Optometry Australia, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and Vision 2020 Australia.

Collectively, significant progress has been made to improve Indigenous eye health particularly over the past five years and this is an opportunity to reflect on the progress made. The recent National Eye Health Survey found the gap for blindness has been reduced but is still three times higher. The conference will allow people to share the learning from these experiences and plan future activities.

The conference is designed for those working in all aspects of Indigenous eye care: from health workers and practitioners, to regional and jurisdictional organisations. It will include ACCHOs, NGOs, professional bodies and government departments.

The topics to be discussed will include:

  • regional approaches to eye care
  • planning and performance monitoring
  • initiatives and system reforms that address vision loss
  • health promotion and education.

Contacts

Indigenous Eye Health – Minum Barreng
Level 5, 207-221 Bouverie Street
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The University of Melbourne
Carlton Vic 3010
Ph: (03) 8344 9320
Email:

Links

17 March: Advertising bookings close: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper

Download the Rate card and make booking HERE

22 March2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop  in Adelaide

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The 2017 Indigenous Ear Health Workshop to be held in Adelaide in March will focus on Otitis Media (middle ear disease), hearing loss, and its significant impact on the lives of Indigenous children, the community and Indigenous culture in Australia.

The workshop will take place on 22 March 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.

The program features keynote addresses by invited speakers who will give presentations aligned with the workshop’s main objectives:

  • To identify and promote methods to strengthen primary prevention and care of Otitis Media (OM).
  • To engage and coordinate all stakeholders in OM management.
  • To summarise current and future research into OM pathogenesis (the manner in which it develops) and management.
  • To present the case for consistent and integrated funding for OM management.

Invited speakers will include paediatricians, public health physicians, ear nose and throat surgeons, Aboriginal health workers, Education Department and a psychologist, with OM and hearing updates from medical, audiological and medical science researchers.

The program will culminate in an address emphasising the need for funding that will provide a consistent and coordinated nationwide approach to managing Indigenous ear health in Australia.

Those interested in attending may include: ENT surgeons, ENT nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, audiologists, rural and regional general surgeons and general practitioners, speech pathologists, teachers, researchers, state and federal government representatives and bureaucrats; in fact anyone interested in Otitis Media.

The workshop is organised by the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) and is held just before its Annual Scientific Meeting (23 -26 March 2017). The first IEH workshop was held in Adelaide in 2012 and subsequent workshops were held in Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

For more information go to the ASOHNS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Pre-Meeting Workshops section at http://asm.asohns.org.au/workshops

Or contact:

Mrs Lorna Watson, Chief Executive Officer, ASOHNS Ltd

T: +61 2 9954 5856   or  E info@asohns.org.au

29 March: RHDAustralia Education Workshop Adelaide SA

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Download the PDF brochure sa-workshop-flyer

More information and registrations HERE

 

5 April: NACCHO Aboriginal Health 24 page Newspaper published in Koori

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
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.
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

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

Colin Cowell NACCHO Media Contact 0401 331 251

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

NACCHO Invites all health practitioners and staff to a webinar : Working collaboratively to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal youth in crisis

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NACCHO invites all health practitioners and staff to the webinar: An all-Indigenous panel will explore youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The webinar is organised and produced by the Mental Health Professionals Network and will provide participants with the opportunity to identify:

  • Key principles in the early identification of youth experiencing psychological distress.
  • Appropriate referral pathways to prevent crises and provide early intervention.
  • Challenges, tips and strategies to implement a collaborative response to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis.

Join hundreds of doctors, nurses and mental health professionals around the nation for an interdisciplinary panel discussion. The panellists with a range of professional experience are:

  • Dr Louis Peachey (Qld Rural Generalist)
  • Dr Marshall Watson (SA Psychiatrist)
  • Dr Jeff Nelson (Qld Psychologist)
  • Facilitator: Dr Mary Emeleus (Qld GP and Psychotherapist)

Read more about the panellists.

Working collaboratively to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis.

Date:  Thursday 23rd February, 2017

Time: 7.15 – 8.30pm AEDT

REGISTER

No need to travel to benefit from this free PD opportunity. Simply register and log in anywhere you have a computer or tablet with high speed internet connection. CPD points awarded.

Learn more about the learning outcomes, other resources and register now.

For further information, contact MHPN on 1800 209 031 or email webinars@mhpn.org.au.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network is a government-funded initiative that improves interdisciplinary collaborative mental health care practice in the primary health sector.  MHPN promotes interdisciplinary practice through two national platforms, local interdisciplinary networks and online professional development webinars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #ClosingtheGap Run and Walk : 3 ways you can support Indigenous Marathon Foundation

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 ” IMP uses the marathon as a vehicle to promote healthy lifestyles to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Running is accessible to any age, ability and location and has the tremendous power to instil a sense of personal accomplishment when one has pushed beyond what they thought possible.

Robert De Castella Founder Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF)

You are invited by the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) support the project in 3 ways

  1. To participate in their Closing the Gap Run-and-Walk, held on the eve of the release of the Prime Minister’s 2017 Closing the Gap Report.
  2. Donate or assist in fundraising The Indigenous Marathon Foundation Ltd is a registered health promotion charity Donations over $2 are tax deductable and support our programs and inspirational Graduates celebrate Indigenous achievement, resilience and promote health and physical activity PO Box 6127 Mawson ACT 2607 (02) 6162 4750
  3. The search for the 2017 squad of the Indigenous Marathon Project : Promote to your community see 2017 Remaining try-out tour dates and locations below  

The IMF are a not-for-profit organisation that uses running to drive social change, create young leaders and address Indigenous health and social issues by celebrating Indigenous resilience and achievement.

Their program has inspired communities across Australia to take up running not just for exercise, but also to connect and share stories in a supportive environment.

Healthy lifestyle programs like those run by the IMF are a vital part of the Australian Government’s initiative to close the substantial gap in health, education and employment outcomes between Indigenous and other Australians.

Please come to join runners from the IMF and staff from the Department’s IAG Health Branch for a 5 kilometre run-and-walk to support the successful impact sport and recreation programs have in Indigenous communities and kick start the launch of the 2017 Closing the Gap Report.

1.Event details 

Date: Monday 13 February 2017 Time: 6:45 am arrival for a 7:00 am start

Location: Reconciliation Place, Lake Burley Griffin 

Please bring a water bottle or something to drink on the way. A light breakfast will be available after the run and a coffee van will also be present at the site.

Please RSVP to Rachael at Rachael.Norman@pmc.gov.au

3.The search for the 2017 squad of the Indigenous Marathon Project

The search for the 2017 squad of the Indigenous Marathon Project began in Canberra on February 1 when former world champion runner and IMP Founder Rob de Castella, and 2014 IMP Graduate and Head Coach Adrian Dodson-Shaw put applicants through their paces for a place on the life-changing project.

No running experience is required, as the project is not necessarily looking for athletes, but for young Indigenous men and women who show the potential to become community leaders.

The national tour will visit communities around Australia and select six men and six women in a trial that includes a 3km run for women and 5km run for men, in addition to an interview with Mr Dodson-Shaw. The group will also be expected to complete a Certificate III in Fitness, First Aid & CPR qualification and Level 1 Recreational Running coaching accreditation as part of the project’s compulsory education component.

There were a record number of applications in 2016, and high numbers are anticipated for the 2017 try-outs.

“There’ll be some pretty exciting times ahead as we begin the national IMP 2017 try-out tour, and what better place to start than the nation’s capital,’’ Mr Dodson-Shaw said.

“It’s going to be a busy two months on the recruitment drive but I’m looking forward to meeting the applicants and choosing the next squad to take on the New York City Marathon.”

Mr de Castella said the selection of a new squad is always an exciting time.

‘’The marathon is synonymous with struggle and achievement and it is one of the hardest things you can choose to do,’’ he said. ‘’Doing a full marathon from no running experience, on the other side of the world, in the biggest city in the world, in the biggest marathon in the world, is an incredible feat of hard work and determination.

‘’We are now recruiting a new squad to follow in the footsteps of the 65 IMP Graduates we have produced since 2010.

‘’I encourage every young Indigenous man and woman who wants to make change happen to come along and be part of this amazing life-changing and life-saving adventure!’’

Try-outs are open to all Indigenous men and women aged 18-30, and applications can be made on the day.

The IMP is a program of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, a not‐for‐profit Foundation established by Rob de Castella. Each year IMP selects a squad of 12 young Indigenous men and women, to train for the New York City Marathon in November, complete a compulsory education component – a Certificate III in Fitness, media training and coaching accreditation – and through their achievements celebrate Indigenous resilience and success.

The IMP relies on the generous support of the Australian Government Department of Health, Department of PM&C, Department of Regional Australia, local Government, Arts and Sport, Qantas, ASICS, Accor and the Australian public.

For more information please contact Media Manager Lucy Campbell on (02) 6162 4750 or 0419 483 303. More information about IMP can be found at or visit our Facebook page, The Marathon Project. ABN 39 162 317 455

2017 Remaining try-out tour dates and locations

  • Newcastle  February 8  8am

Empire Park, Bar Beach

  • Sydney  February 10  6pm

Redfern Oval

  • Perth  February 14  8am

Lake Monger, between Leederville and Wembley

  • Karratha  February 15  5pm

Bulgarra Oval

  • Broome  February 16  5pm

Peter Haynes Oval (Frederick Street)

  • Adelaide  February 21  8am

Barratt Reserve, West Beach

  • Brisbane  February 28  8am

QSAC Track Kessels Road, Nathan

  • Townsville  March 1  8am

Muldoon Oval

  • Cairns  March 2  5pm

Pirate Ship, The Esplanade

  • Thursday Island  March 3  5pm

Mr Turtle

  • Alice Springs  March 8  5pm

Head Street Oval

  • Port Macquarie  March 11  11am

Westport Park

  • Darwin  March 20  6pm

Outside Darwin Military Museum, Alec Fong Lim Drive

  • Timber Creek  March 21  6pm

Timber Creek Oval

NACCHO Aboriginal Health #Redfernstatement Parliamentary Event @Congressmob Invite 14 February

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Background to the Redfern Statement

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55 leaders met today  9th of June 2016, in Redfern where in 1992 Prime Minister Paul Keating spoke truth about this nation – that the disadvantage faced by First Peoples affects and is the responsibility of all Australians.

Photo above NACCHO CEO Pat Turner addressing the national media

An urgent call for a more just approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

“Social justice is what faces you in the morning. It is awakening in a house with adequate water supply, cooking facilities and sanitation. It is the ability to nourish your children and send them to school where their education not only equips them for employment but reinforces their knowledge and understanding of their cultural inheritance. It is the prospect of genuine employment and good health: a life of choices and opportunity, free from discrimination.”

Mick Dodson, Annual Report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, 1993.

The Redfern Statement

Download the 18 Page document here

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A call for urgent Government action

 

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Human Rights : Nomination open 2017 National Indigenous #HumanRights 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.”

The awards were established in 2014, and will held annually. The inaugural awards were held at NSW Parliament House, and were welcomed by the Hon Linda Burney, MP and included key note speakers Dr Yalmay Yunupingu, Ms Gail Mabo, and Mr Anthony Mundine. A number of other distinguished guests such as political representatives, indigenous leaders and others in the fields of human rights and social justice also attended.

The Awards were presented by leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders, and leading Indigenous figures in Indigenous Social Justice and Human Rights. All recipients of the National Human Rights Award will be persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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

AWARD CATEGORIES:

 

DR YUNUPINGU AWARD – FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
 
To an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Human Rights for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Dr Yunupingu is the first Aboriginal from Arnhem Land to achieve a university degree. In 1986 Dr Yunupingu formed Yothu Yindi in 1986, combining Aboriginal (Yolngu) and non-Aboriginal (balanda) musicians and instrumentation.

In 1990 was appointed as Principal of Yirrkala Community School, Australia’s first Aboriginal Principal. Also in that year he established the Yothu Yindi Foundation to promote Yolngu cultural development, including Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures Dr Yumupingu was named 1992 Australian of the Year for his work in building bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Australia.

THE EDDIE MABO AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

In memory of Eddie Koiki Mabo (1936-1992), this award recognises an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Social Justice for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Eddie Koiki Mabo was a Torres Straits Islander, most notable in Australian history for his role in campaigning for indigenous land rights.

From 1982 to 1991 Eddie campaigned for the rights of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to have their land rights recognised. Sadly, he died of cancer at the age of 56, five months before the High Court handed down its landmark land rights decision overturning Terra Nullius. He was 56 when he passed away.

THE ANTHONY MUNDINE AWARD FOR COURAGE

 

To an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of sports among Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Anthony Mundine is an Australian professional boxer and former rugby league player. He is a former, two-time WBA Super Middleweight Champion, a IBO Middleweight Champion, and an interim WBA Light Middleweight Champion boxer and a New South Wales State of Origin representative footballer. Before his move to boxing he was the highest paid player in the NRL.

In 2000 Anthony was named the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Person of the Year in 2000. He has also won the Deadly Award as Male Sportsperson of the Year in 2003, 2006 and 2007 amongst others.

He has a proud history of standing up for Indigenous peoples, telling a journalist from the Canberra Times: “I’m an Aboriginal man that speaks out and if I see something, I speak the truth.”

NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert : Expressions of interest invited from emerging consumer/carer leaders @CHFofAustralia , @NRHAlliance , @AUMentalHealth

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 ” Our aim is to involve individuals who are emerging consumer/carer leaders.  By this we mean individuals who have started to be involved in health consumer/carer representation or advocacy work, perhaps at a local, regional or state/territory level, and who are enthusiastic and interested in doing more or different roles, particularly at the national level.

The Colloquium is occurring at a time when the value of people-centred approaches to policy is gaining currency.  The health and social care horizon is rapidly changing and we face many challenges as well as growing opportunity for reform and innovation.”

CHF, NRHA and MHA are working together to hold a Consumer and Carer Leadership Colloquium on 20-21 March 2017 in Canberra.  Colloquium participants are being selected from CHF, NRHA and MHA networks.

CHF therefore seeks expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in participating in the Colloquium, and who will benefit from its focus on emerging consumer/carer leaders.

Online applications here

Why a Colloquium?

The three host organisations all work with consumers/carers who are interested in advocating for a better Australian health system.

Our ways of working with these leaders may differ and we may use different terminology, but we have a shared interest in:

  • identifying and nurture emerging consumer/carer leaders with potential and interest to participate in and shape health reform at the national level;
  • supporting consumer/carer leaders to act with impact and influence;
  • providing opportunities for cross-fertilisation of ideas from consumer/carer leaders with different perspectives on the health system; and
  • growing and diversifying our pools of consumer/carer leaders.

What is a colloquium?

A colloquium is an interactive conference-style event. Our Colloquium is an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to emerging health consumer/carer leaders. It will have a learning, development and planning focus.

Who is the Colloquium aimed at?

Up to 80 consumers/carers will participate in the Colloquium.  The Colloquium is a learning and development forum.  We seek participants who want to achieve a more consumer-centred health system and enjoy sharing ideas with other like-minded people.

Our aim is to involve individuals who are emerging consumer/carer leaders.  By this we mean individuals who have started to be involved in health consumer/carer representation or advocacy work, perhaps at a local, regional or state/territory level, and who are enthusiastic and interested in doing more or different roles, particularly at the national level.

All expressions of interest will be assessed on their merits.

What is the time commitment?

You will need to be able to be in Canberra for:

  • the Colloquium networking dinner on the evening of 20 March 2017; and
  • the Colloquium itself on 21 March 2017.

You will also benefit from participating in two lead-in webinars on 8 and 15 March 2017.  The webinars will be for one hour.

The Colloquium program will include a mix of interactive and expert-led sessions, including peer experts.  The two lead-in webinars will provide background information about national health reform, allowing more informed discussion at the Colloquium itself.

What is the cost?

Your travel and accommodation costs will be met.  Meals will be provided, but not drinks at the networking dinner.  Sitting fees will not be paid.

What will participants get out of the Colloquium?

As an emerging consumer/carer leader, the Colloquium program will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • to discuss and better understand the health reform environment, implications and opportunities;
  • learn some new leadership skills and mentorship practices;
  • join an emerging leaders network as well as existing consumer/carer networks through CHF, MHA and NRHA;
  • discuss and identify development, mentorship and leadership needs of emerging consumer/carer leaders.

What outcomes will result from the Colloquium?

In addition to what you as an individual can expect to get out of your participation at the Colloquium, the Colloquium is designed to generate a plan of action for future co-operation to strengthen the role of the consumer/carer community in shaping health and related policy.  Such an action plan could include, for example, a future webinar program, online discussion forums, etc.

How do I express interest in participating in the Colloquium?

If you would like to be considered as a Colloquium participant, please complete the following form and submit it by 5 February 2017.  Following our selection process, we will advise you if your expression of interest has been successful by 24 February 2017.

 Online applications here

#NACCHOagm2016 #ACCHO Members Conference starts in Melbourne this week : Strengthening our Future through Self Determination

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Welcome

 ” This week Melbourne will welcome over 300 delegates , ACCHO members and stakeholders to the 2016 NACCHO Annual Members’ Conference.

The theme is Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and  ” Strengthening our Future through Self Determination

You can follow our conference on social media using hashtag #NACCHOagm2016″

Matthew Cooke Chair NACCHO

See Conference website for more details

In this post we list of all speakers and exhibitors plus

Download the complete 48 pages NACCHO Conference Booklet

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NACCHO would like to acknowledge our sponsors /exhibitors

(see full list below)

The Fred Hollows Foundation as a Major Sponsor

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation would like to acknowledge this land that we gather on today as the traditional homes for the Wurundjeri tribe. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future and to the Wurundjeri people, custodians of this land and thank them for allowing us to conduct our business on this land.

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 A list of all speakers in order of appearance

( see program for times and bio’s )

1.Strengthening our Future through Self Determination

Speaker: Mr Matthew Cooke, Chairperson, NACCHO

2.Keynote speakers: The Honourable Catherine King MP

Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare

3. Medicare Benefits Scheme review Overview

Speaker: Professor Bruce Robinson, Chair

4. Case study one

Speaker: Mrs Julie Tongs, Chief Executive Office, Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

5.Case study two

Speaker: Adrian Carson, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Urban   Indigenous Health (IUIH)

6.Service Planning and Linking to Funding

Speaker: Olga Havnen, Chief Executive Officer, Daniba Dilba

Health Service

7.Heart Foundation – Lighthouse Hospital Project

Speakers : Daniel James and Annie Campbell

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Limited Workforce

8.Workforce Innovation: a case study Kutjuka

Speakers : Julia McIntyre and Rohani Bin Haji Sahari

9.Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Limited Regional Model 30 years in the Making

Speakers: Rob McPhee and Vicki O’Donnell

10.Health Justice

Speaker: Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, Chief Executive Officer

Health Justice Australia

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11.Best Practice in Comprehensive Primary Health Care for clients with Chronic Disease

Speaker: Professor Alex Brown, Program Leader,

Aboriginal research, South Australia Health & Medical research Institute

12.Definitions of Comprehensive/Integrated Primary Health Care

Speaker: Ms Donna Ah Chee, Chief Executive Officer, Central Australia Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation

13.Our Rights to Quality Health Care- Taking back control in Yarrabah

Speaker: Suzanne Andrews, Gurriny Yealamucka (Good Healing) Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Two Sessions :

14. Healthy Utopia Mob, Brighter futures.Speakers: Linda Keating and Amanda Hand, Urapuntja Health ServiceAnnual Health Expo and Promotion of bush medicine

15.The Diabetes Story: A digital Diabetes InitiativeSpeaker: Ms Patricia Elarde, Diabetes Queensland

16 .Policy and Service Delivery for Ear & Hearing Health

Speaker : Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (QAIHC)

17 .“First 1000 Days” – Early Childhood, challenges and Progress

Speaker: Professor Kerry Arabena, Chair for Indigenous Health and Director of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit, the University of Melbourne

18. Overview of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSIPEP)

Speaker: Ms Adele Cox, Senior Indigenous Community Research Consultant

19.Overview of NACCHO Strategic Directions and Priorities

Speaker: Ms Patricia Turner, Chief Executive Officer, NACCHO

20.Future Directions

Speaker: Ms Bobbi Campbell, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health

21.Improving sexual health and blood borne virus outcomes for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Speaker: Associate Professor James Ward, Head of Infectuous Diseases Research Aboriginal Health, South Australia Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

22. The Redfern Statement and an overview of CATSINAM

Speaker: Ms Janine Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer And Mr Leonie Williamson, Senior Policy & research Officer, CATSINAM

23.LAUNCH 2016 Healthy Futures Report Card

Speaker: The Honourable Ken Wyatt AM, MP Minister for Health and Aged Care

24. Social determinants of Health

Speaker: Professor Fran Baum

Fran is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of health, Society and Equity at Flinders University.

All Sponsors and Exhibitors

Dandenong and District Aborigines Health Service

Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Ltd (DDACL) provides programs and services to meet the needs of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We provide a wide range of health care through our Bunurong Health Service as well as a variety of community programs to promote wellbeing and social engagement.

All of our services have a strong cultural component and we strive to provide a supportive, open and culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people.

Victoria Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS)

The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) was established in 1973 to address the specific medical needs of Victorian indigenous communities. The organisation has expanded steadily over past 40 years to provide a comprehensive range of medical, dental and social services for our community.

As well as providing a variety of medical services, VAHS is committed to supporting the well-being of the community through contributions to community events and activities. VAHS is also committed to assisting research into the ongoing needs of the community.

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KAMS (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services)

KAMS (Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services) is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) was the first Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) established in the Kimberley in 1978, and was followed by the East Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service (EKAMS, in Kununurra) in 1984. The vision for a unified voice, to provide centralised resources and collective advocacy for the sector, achieved reality in 1986 with the establishment of KAMS.

Today, the KAMS collective represents four independently incorporated ACCHS – BRAMS,  Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service(OVAHS, previously EKAMS),  Derby Aboriginal Health Service (DAHS)Yura Yungi Medical Service (YYMS in Halls Creek), Nirrumbuk.

While its major role is in regional advocacy and support for member services, KAMS also provides comprehensive primary health care services in the remote communities of Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga and Kutjungka (Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna communities).

The KAMS regional collective of ACCHS is a major employer for in the Kimberley, with Aboriginal people representing more than 60% of its 400+ strong workforce.

KAMS is a member of the Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA – www.ahcwa.org) and of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO – www.naccho.org.au) .

Contact:
Name: Julia McIntyre
Position: Executive Manager Workforce
Address: 12 Napier Terrace Broome
Telephone: 08 9194 3250
Email: jmcintyre@kamsc.org.au
Website: www.kamsc.org.au

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Kimberley Renal Service (KRS)

KRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of KAMS

In October 2002 the Kimberley Satellite dialysis Centre in Broome was opened to accommodate 40 residents of the Kimberley requiring haemodialysis. By April 2004 the unit reached capacity and once again Kimberley residents needing haemodialysis began mounting up in Perth.

As a result of this, a review of kidney disease in the Kimberley was performed jointly by WACHS and KAMSC. Figures in 2004 showed that the incidence of end stage kidney disease within the Aboriginal population greatly exceeded the national burden of disease. That dialysis prevalence for the region had more than tripled in the last decade and was increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).

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Derby Dialysis Unit

Derby Dialysis Unit

Kununurra Dialysis Unit

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ISA Healthcare Solutions

ISA Healthcare Solutions is part of the ISA Group, an organisation with an impeccable 25 year history of delivering ICT services to clients across Australia and Asia. Our focus is on the intersection of healthcare and technology, and this is underpinned by our team of experts across the two domains, including clinicians, health administrators, management consultants and technologists, that work together at the cutting edge of health technology. Headquartered in Perth, WA, we provide strategic clinical and commercial consulting services to healthcare providers across Australia, as well as a number of product offerings.

Core to our services is MMEx, a web-based e-Health platform that connects you to a diverse medical community. Our evidence-based care planning system provides market leading coordinated care capability. Underpinned by decision support tools that form the basis for effective clinical governance, MMEx takes a patient-centric approach informing superior clinical management and practice administration.

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AMSANT

AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in the Northern Territory. Approximately one third of the population of the NT are Aboriginal, mostly living in very remote areas. AMSANT and the ACCHSs sector have an impressive record in delivering health outcomes for our communities:

  • The first ACCHSs was established over 40 years ago and the sector has grown to be the largest provider of primary health care services to Aboriginal people in the NT, delivering over half of all episodes of care.
  • Our sector has led the development of the model of Aboriginal comprehensive PHC, and provides effective health advocacy as well as leadership in areas such as clinical governance and the use of eHealth technologies.
  • AMSANT works in formal partnership with the NT and Australian governments through the NT Aboriginal Health Forum on system-wide health planning. ACCHS are recognised as the preferred model for delivering Aboriginal and regional PHC, and there is an active process of transitioning government services to Aboriginal community control.

 

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Telstra Health

The way healthcare is delivered is changing.

Telstra Health is embracing that change by developing solutions designed to build a better connected health system. Regardless of the role you play – patient or practitioner, provider or government – our goal is the same; we want to make health care easier for you. We want to increase convenience, lower costs, provide new choices and deliver a better experience. We want to make healthcare simpler. That’s why we’ve invested in digital health solutions across the health system- including for GPs, aged and residential care, hospitals, radiology, pharmacy, indigenous care, health analytics and telemedicine. And we’re connecting those services to empower patients in their own health, free healthcare professionals from paperwork and make all that medical data meaningful.

Contact:
Name: Elizabeth Ellis
Position: Communicare Business and Account Manager
Telephone: 08 6212 6900
Email: enquiries@telstrahealth.com
Website: https://www.telstrahealth.com/communicare

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Westpac

We Recognising the past – Investing in the future

Westpac Weave is Westpac Group’s ‘living’ reconciliation action plan. It is where you’ll find details about our commitments to support Indigenous customers, communities and employees to prosper and grow.

Westpac has made solid progress during 2016 towards the commitments of its 2015-2017 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

As part of Westpac’s broader annual reporting suite, the RAP update demonstrated some 2017 targets had been met ahead of schedule, such as the number of Indigenous Australian businesses included in Westpac’s supply chain, while others were proving challenging.

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Hesta

HESTA is the industry super fund for health and community services. Since 1987, HESTA has grown to become the largest super fund dedicated to this industry. Today we have more than 820,000 members and $36 billion in assets. Those who work in the health and community services industry support Australians when they need it most. We’re proud to play a key role in helping you create the future you want. HESTA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) — endorsed by Reconciliation Australia — sets out the steps we will take to demonstrate our strong commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations. This RAP demonstrates our desire to achieve lasting change internally, in our sphere of influence in the super movement and in the wider health and community services sector.

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Blackawear

Blacka Wear Pty Ltd is a 100% Indigenous owned and operated promotional items and apparel company that provides innovative promotional products to promote your brand, organisation, business – to get your message and presence known out in the community you support.

With customer satisfaction of key importance to us, we work with and listen to our clients to ensure that the products suit their needs and are of excellent quality standard and delivered in a timely fashion at competitive prices.

Our vision is to develop and sustain an Indigenous owned supply chain of office wear, incentive and promotional products to Indigenous & Government departments, educational sectors and sporting groups. We seek to offer employment and training opportunities to our community within Blacka Wear Pty Ltd. We also aim to create partnerships with Indigenous organisations and Government Departments to boost our training capacity over the next 5 years.

Find us on Supply Nation and SEQICC’s Indigenous Business Directory.

Contact:
Name: Warwick Go Sam
Position: Manager
Address: Office located at 3/16 Randall Street, Slacks Creek, Brisbane 4127
Telephone: 07 3462 9043
Email: sales@blackawear.com.au
Website: www.blackawear.com.au

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QUMAX

Quality Use of Medicines Maximised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

QUMAX is a collaboration between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGoA), and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Community Pharmacy Agreement.

The QUMAX Program is delivered by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and Community Pharmacies. This is a mature, proven beneficial program that aims to improve quality use of medicines and contribute to positive health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, of any age, who present at participating Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

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NATSIHWA

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA)

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is the professional body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners in Australia.

NATSIHWA focuses on supporting the specialist health workers and health practitioners who work tirelessly to maximise health outcomes and close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These valuable, frontline primary health workers and health practitioners are a vital part of Australia’s health care system.

We are one of a handful of associations in Australia dedicated entirely to developing a strong, professional Indigenous health workforce. NATSIHWA is the only one focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners.

Contact:

Name: Renae Kilmister
Position: Membership Officer
Address: Unit 2 31-37 Townshend St, Phillip, ACT, 2606
Telephone: (02) 6221 9230
Email: membership@natsihwa.org.au
Website: www.natsihwa.org.au

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Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross was formed in 1914 by a group of women determined to provide humanitarian relief at the outbreak of another conflict – the First World War.  For over a century, people in Australia have found support and solace in Red Cross – during emergencies, in personal crises, and through ongoing hardship.

We build partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, help the elderly and marginalised make life-changing social connections, and support vulnerable migrants to find their feet.

Insurance House

Care, professionalism, imagination and leadership are at the crux of what shapes us and what drives us towards wanting to close the gap between the opportunities that exists for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and organisations alike. Insurance House is well placed to assist NACCHO members with providing the best possible insurance and risk management solutions. Leading this charge is the in-house expertise of our broking staff; in particular our local Queensland branch that is headed up by Ian Dobbs, State Manager Broking, QLD. Ian has extensive experience within the Health and Not-For-Profit Organisations throughout Australia. Ian’s passion is not just to provide financial risk solutions but to assist in the growth and development of your business by providing a bespoke, economical, risk solution that is aligned with your organisational long term objectives.

Contact:
Name:  Ian Dobbs
Position: State Manager, Brisbane
Address: Suite 14, 36 Agnes Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone 1300 305 834
Email: ian.dobbs@ihgroup.com.au
Website: www.insurancehouse.com.au

Autism Queensland

The Early Intervention Indigenous Liaison Officer (EI ILO) Program aims to increase awareness of childhood disability in Indigenous families and communities, assist access to diagnosis, education and funding, and to provide links to culturally relevant services to enable a better understanding of each other and the roles they play in their child’s wellbeing.

Contact:
Name: Florence Williams
Position: National Indigenous Liaison Officer
Address: 437 Hellawell Road, SUNNYBANK QLD 4109
Telephone: 07 3273 0000
Email: info@eiilo.com.au
Website: www.eiilo.com.au

 

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Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a charity dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For over 50 years, we’ve led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Our sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Heart Foundation is a co-signatory to the national Close the Gap campaign and we are committed to improving the life expectancy and quality of life of Indigenous Australians.

Contact:
Name: Daniel James
Position: National Aboriginal Health Unit Manager
Address: Level 12, 500 Collins St, Melbourne
Telephone: 03 9090 2038
Email: daniel.james@heartfoundation.org.au
Website: https://heartfoundation.org.au/

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CATSINaM

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is the sole representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives in Australia. CATSINaM’s primary function is to implement strategies to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples into nursing and midwifery professions.

NACCHO

NACCHO’s vision is:

Aboriginal people enjoy quality of life through whole-of-community self-determination and individual spiritual, cultural, physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands.

Our members continue to demonstrate that they are the leading provider of culturally appropriate, comprehensive, primary health care to Aboriginal people across the nation, exceeding Government or private providers. The definition of “health” adopted by NACCHO and members is in accordance with that described in the 1989 National Aboriginal Health Strategy.

Aboriginal Health means not just the physical wellbeing of an individual, but refers to the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being, thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.

Contact:
Name: NACCHO Secretariat
Position: National Aboriginal Health Unit Manager
Address: Level 3, 221 London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6246 9301
Email: Reception@naccho.org.au
Website: www.naccho.org.au

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #Healthcarehome : Live webinar 17 Nov : Becoming a Health Care Home

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General practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in selected regions around Australia can now apply for stage one of Health Care Homes ( see 10 Regions below)

On Thursday 17 November, 10.30-11.30 AEDT, the Department of Health will host a live webinar entitled Becoming a Health Care Home.

This is a chance for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations health professionals, practice managers/owners and the health sector to learn more and ask questions about Health Care Homes.

To participate online, you do not need to register.

Simply refer to the webinar participation instructions for more information.

If you are in Canberra and would like to be part of the studio audience, register by emailing healthcarehomes@health.gov.au.

If you cannot attend or participate on Thursday 17 November, the webinar will be available the week after the webcast at health.gov.au/healthcarehomes

Learn more and have a say in this important reform. Save the date now!

Apply to become a Health Care Home

General practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in selected regions around Australia can now apply for stage one of Health Care Homes.

Health Care Homes will improve the provision of care for people with chronic and complex conditions. Participating general practices and ACCHS will play a vital role in shaping this important reform.

Ten Primary Health Network (PHN) regions have been selected for stage one. They are Perth North; Northern Territory; Adelaide; Country South Australia; Brisbane North; Western Sydney; Nepean Blue Mountains; Hunter, New England and Central Coast; South Eastern Melbourne; and Tasmania.

To apply, a general practice or ACCHS must:

  • Be located in one of these ten PHN regions
  • Meet the eligibility and assessment criteria set out in the application form and guidelines.

Applications close Thursday 15 December 2016.

Refer to the Health Care Homes information booklet and factsheets

PDF version: Health Care Homes information booklet – PDF 533 KB
Word version: Health Care Homes information booklet – Word

health.gov.au/healthcarehomes

#healthcarehomes

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Live webinar: Becoming a Health Care Home

Add to your calendar now!

Thursday 17 November, 10.30-11.30 AEDT

The relevant areas are:

 

Western Australia 1. Perth North
Northern Territory 2. Northern Territory
South Australia 3. Adelaide

4. Country SA

Queensland 5. Brisbane North

 

New South Wales 6. Western Sydney

7. Nepean Blue Mountains

8. Hunter, New England and Central Coast

Victoria

Tasmania

9. South Eastern Melbourne

10.Tasmania

 

#NACCHOagm2016 Partnerships ,Sponsorships, Advertising, Exhibition Space and Registrations info

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Please download the information and application package.

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Partnership Contact

Please direct all correspondence in relationship to partnership opportunities to:

Email: NACCHO-AGM@naccho.org.au

Phone: 02 6246 9301

 

2.Indigenous Health Conferences next 2 months

4th National Indigenous drug and alcohol conference

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) International Indigenous Health Workforce Meeting

The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference 2016

Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) National Primary Health Care Conference 2016

Indigenous Allied Health Australia National Forum and Awards

3. NACCHO Members Conference AGM: Registrations are open   : 6-8 December 2016  Melbourne

Attention NACCHO Member Organisations and Stakeholders

AGM 2016

As you are aware, the  2016 NACCHO Members’ Meeting and Annual General Meeting will be in Melbourne this year
The dates are fast approaching – so register today

The NACCHO Members’ Conference and AGM provides a forum for the Aboriginal community controlled health services workforce, bureaucrats, educators, suppliers and consumers to:

  • To support sustainable approaches to health care for continued health improvement and self determination
  • Present on innovative local economic development solutions to issues that can be applied to address similar issues nationally and across disciplines
  • Have input and influence from the ‘grassroots’ into national and state health policy and service delivery
  • Demonstrate leadership in workforce and service delivery innovation
  • Promote continuing education and professional development activities essential to the Aboriginal community controlled health services in urban, rural and remote Australia
  • Promote Aboriginal health research by professionals who practice in these areas and the presentation of research findings
  • Develop supportive networks
  • Promote good health and well-being through the delivery of health services to and by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout Australia
The NACCHO Members’ Conference and AGM will be held at the
Grand Hyatt Melbourne,
123 Collins Street,
Melbourne VICTORIA

Which has 548 guest rooms & whilst a number of these rooms have currently been held for NACCHO delegates at a heavily discounted rate, these will be released for general sale to the public at scheduled intervals.

We highly recommend you book your accommodation early, which can be done via the unique online booking link.!

BOOK NOW

Ticket Registrations Available

Payment will be accepted through Event Brite on the registration form.

Invoices will be issued up to 28-days prior to the start of event. If you choose the “issue invoice” option, please note that invoices MUST be paid within 14-days of issue.

In the event that your invoice is not paid within 14-days, your registration will be cancelled.  However, this will be notified to you via e-mail.

If you are registering within 14-days of the event and require an invoice please call the NACCHO secretariat on 02 6246 9301 or

e-mail NACCHO-AGM@naccho.org.au

Registrations received on any day of this three day event will incur a late fee of $100 per registration: credit card payment will only be accepted – an invoice will not be issued. Late registrations are also not guaranteed the full conference kit, i.e. Program, bag, t-shirt etc.

Item Price (ex GST) Late registration fee (at event)Standard fee plus $100 (ex GST)
Voting Member (2 only per member service) $    890.00 $   990.00
Non-Voting Member $ 1,090.00 $1,190.00
Observer $ 1,290.00 $1,290.00
Day delegate $    450.00 $   550.00

 

REGISTER HERE


Notes on types of registration

  • NACCHO Voting Member – 2 per Member Service

    As a member of NACCHO you are entitled to two Voting Member registrations only. Therefore, only two delegates from your organisation can register as a Voting Member.

    NACCHO Non-Voting member

    If you have further delegates to register, please use the Non-Voting Member registration section.

    Non-Members (Observers)

    Non NACCHO members, register in this section.

    Day Delegate

    Please Note: One registration per delegate only – delegates are not to share one registration. Each person attending the Members’ Conference and/or AGM is required to purchase a Registration for either the full three days or, if not attending for all three days, pay a Registration Fee for each day of attendance at the “Day Delegate” rate.

    4.NACCHO AGM edition Aboriginal Health Newspaper

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    Editorial Opportunities

    We are now looking to all our members, programs and sector stakeholders for advertising, compelling articles, eye-catching images and commentary for inclusion in our next edition.

    Maximum 600 words (word file only) with image

    Please Note: All submitted advertising and editorial content is subject to space availability and review by the NACCHO Newspaper editorial committee

    Advertising opportunities

    This 24-page newspaper is produced and distributed as an insert in the Koori Mail, circulating 14,000 full-colour print copies nationally via newsagents and subscriptions.

    Our audited readership (Audit Bureau of Circulations) is 100,000 readers!

    Our target audience also includes over 1,500 NACCHO member and affiliate health organisations, relevant government departments, subsidiary indigenous health services and suppliers, as well as the end-users of Australian Indigenous health services nationally.

    Your advertising support means we can build this newspaper to a cost-neutral endeavour, thereby guaranteeing its future.

    Rate Card

    Note: the earlier you book your ad or submit an article for consideration, the better placement we can offer in the printed newspaper. All prices are GST inclusive. Discounts are available to not-for-profits, NACCHO member organisations and industry stakeholders. All prices include artwork if required.

    More info and RATE CARD

    For further information contact:

    Colin Cowell – 0401 331 251
    Communications and Marketing Consultant

    Email nacchonews@naccho.org.au