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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Report Card which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

To help take the guess work out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice, COORDINARE in partnership with Asthma Australia, has been hosting training options in spirometry for healthcare professionals based in South Eastern NSW.

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

New multicultural wellbeing campaign encourages community to stay connected

A new Multicultural Community Wellbeing Campaign urges all young people, their families and friends in NSW to “stay connected” and, if needed, seek mental health support from the new Australian Government-funded mental health service, Head to Health.

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

Cheers to a healthier and safer festive season

With the holidays just around the corner, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) and COORDINARE have some tried and true survival tips for South Eastern NSW residents as part of their ‘Take the guesswork out of drinking’ campaign.

New Social Prescribing Service

New Social Prescribing Service

COORDINARE has partnered with Primary and Community Care Services (PCCS) to deliver a new social prescribing service.

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

World Diabetes Day was Sunday 14 November 2021, focusing on the importance of improving access to diabetes care for all and the need for action to prevent diabetes and its complications.

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, with all Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW recently passing the Government’s 80% COVID vaccination target, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE announces appointment of new Chair

COORDINARE, today announced Julie White has been appointed as the organisation’s new Independent Chair. Ms White brings more than 40 years of experience in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having worked as global head of the Macquarie Group Foundation and inaugural CEO of Chief Executive Women.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE appoints inaugural Aboriginal Board member

COORDINARE, the South Eastern NSW PHN, is pleased to announce Paul Knight as the first Aboriginal Board member and inaugural Chair of the soon-to-be established Aboriginal Health Council for the region.

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

Locals urged to reach out… anytime!

An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

Supporting patients with asthma and COPD

National Asthma Awareness Week ran from 1-7 September, as a timely reminder for those with asthma to be aware of the risk of flare-ups during spring and thunderstorm season, and to talk with their GP or pharmacist about how they can keep safe and manage their asthma.

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services

Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal community

COORDINARE and Beyond Empathy have teamed up to create #fabvac, a campaign featuring videos made by young people yarning with Aboriginal elders about COVID vaccination.

New strategic plan released

New strategic plan released

We are very pleased to present COORDINARE’s Strategic Plan 2021 – 2023. This plan outlines how we will achieve our vision - one coordinated regional health system that provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories

Community spirit is vital to the resilience and recovery of towns and villages impacted by natural disasters and to the emotional healing of individual community members. Following the 2019/20 bushfires, COORDINARE invited local organisations in bushfire-affected communities to apply for funding for community projects.

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording

Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.