Public consultation: HPV vaccination recommendations
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has advised that a public consultation is now open on proposed changes to human papillomavirus vaccination recommendations in the Australian Immunisation Handbook.
Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund
Applications are open for eligible organisations interested in lodging a submission for funding under the second round of the Rural Junior Doctor Training Innovation Fund.
Same-sex marriage announcement: useful resources
The marriage equality debate has stirred strong emotions for many people, especially the country’s youth. Some members of our community may have been left with unresolved feelings. ACON has developed a useful guide for health care providers on how to support LGBTI clients who may be experiencing distress.
Cervical screening renewal - new resources for practices and consumers
The Commonwealth has produced a suite of resources for health professionals and consumers, explaining the changes to cervical screening.
A positive step forward: new Integrated Care Strategy launched
The Boards of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) met recently to launch a new Integrated Care Strategy which is set to bring about positive change for local patients, their families and carers.
10,000 Italian Roses morning tea in Wollongong
There are currently over 10,000 women of Italian background between the ages of 50 to 74 years old in NSW who have not had a mammogram. The 10,000 Italian Roses Project aims to raise awareness about breast screening among Italian communities.
Southern NSW LHD Mental Health Month celebration
COORDINARE Mental Health Peer Coordinator, Tim Heffernan, was recently guest speaker at Southern NSW Local Health District’s (SNSWLHD) Mental Health Month, ‘Sharing the Journey’ celebration.
Katungal Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services - Excellence in Business
Katungul Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services recognised for their growth, achievements and hard work in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires.
My Health Record carers toolkit
A key priority of the Australian Digital Health Agency is to improve use and adoption of My Health Record. A My Health Record carers toolkit has been launched for use as an ongoing resource for carers and those they support.
Express your interest: Mental Health Screening and Support Package
COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN and the Black Dog Institute are seeking Expressions of Interest from general practices to utilise a new mental health screening and support package to better equip them with the skills and resources to identify and support people in distress, as this is seen to be one of the most promising interventions for reducing suicide.
Queanbeyan, Canberra and Bega Valley headspace seek lead agency
South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network in partnership with ACT Primary Health Network has released a request for proposal to appoint lead agencies to roll out the youth mental health initiative headspace in the Queanbeyan, Canberra and Bega Valley regions.
Fully funded short courses are now available for your medical practice
UNE Partnerships has created a number of short courses for people currently working in a medical practice.
Australia’s new digital mental health gateway, Head to Health, is now live
Head to Health connects people to trusted online and phone mental health services appropriate for their individual needs.
Free Chronic Pain Management Program in Eurobodalla: Referrals now open
COORDINARE, in conjunction with the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, is funding community service providers to offer small group education programs targeting patients suffering low to moderate chronic pain.
Aboriginal health is everyone’s business
COORDINARE recently joined the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and the University of Wollongong in committing to work together to bring about positive changes to Close the Gap on health inequalities for our Aboriginal communities.
RACGP Report: Seeing your regular GP critical to the health of the nation
The first comprehensive snapshot of general practice in Australia confirms that 75% of people have a preferred or regular GP.
Position statement - Marriage equality
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN seeks to promote resilient communities as a key part of our vision.
COORDINARE firmly believes in the right of all people to experience their lives and relationships fully and without discrimination.
New approach to suicide prevention launched
The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative officially launched the Black Dog Institute’s LifeSpan trial in the Illawarra Shoalhaven on Thursday 14 September. LifeSpan is a new evidence-based, integrated approach to suicide prevention. It combines nine strategies that have strong evidence for suicide prevention into one community-led approach.
Free NDIS training for allied health professionals
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) is offering an Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) course for allied health professionals.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Regular two-yearly mammographic breast cancer screening remains the most proven method of detecting breast cancer in its early stages. The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chance of survival.