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What's new at EGPCP?

Walktober winners announced!
The Consulting Ramblers team from Bairnsdale Regional Health Service are the 2016 East Gippsland Walktober Corporate Challenge champions. Well done to the winning team, and all Walktober participants. All team participants completed an average of over 150 minutes each, which is in line with the Australian physical activity guidelines. A fantastic effort!
Australia's physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines for adults

The latest

Victorian public health and wellbeing outcomes framework
The outcomes framework provides a comprehensive set of public health and wellbeing outcomes, indicators, targets and measures for our major population health and wellbeing priorities and their determinants. Where data is available, the outcomes framework also enables assessment of health and wellbeing inequalities.

Implementing the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015–2019: taking action - the first two years
This document summarises the major initiatives commenced or due to commence across the Victorian Government and major government agencies during the first two years of the health and wellbeing plan (until 2017).

Victorian prevention website
This new resource is designed to provide a platform for sharing best practice, experience and learning across Victoria’s prevention and population health sector. 

Resilience, rights and respectful relationships
Another insightful article about the new school curriculum by the University of Melbourne.

Coastal Kinder funding submission
Help GLCH progress the great work of the Coastal Kinder by giving them a vote for the People's Choice Award.

New research

Regional Wellbeing Survey 2015
Wellbeing, resilience and liveability in rural and regional Australia | University of Canberra
Gippsland level data available.

2016 Annual Surveillance Report - sexually transmissible infections
The Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society | Nov 2016
Infographic summary also available from The Conversation.

New opportunities

Grant opportunities - PDF list
This comprehensive list includes information on East Gippsland Shire Grants and other local and national opportunities across a broad range of categories.

Gippsland Primary Health Network - small grants applications open
Grants are available for community based health promotion activity and after hours GP innovation. Applications close 30 November.

Volunteer grants program - Department of Social Services
$1,000-$5,000 grants available to support volunteers who help disadvantaged communities and encourage social inclusion of vulnerable people. Applications close 20 December.

Certificate IV in Dementia Practice
Alzheimer's Australia

What do rural and regional Victorians think about their local area and physical activity?
This survey by 3 leading Australian universities aims to assist planners and developers to design environments that enable healthy lifestyles. All adults who live outside of metropolitan areas are encouraged to participate.

Gippsland PHN AOD funding
Organisations interested in providing these services must register for Tenderlink. 

Ice training for frontline workers - online training
Training for Victorian workers who come in contact with people who are ice-affected.

Advanced Leadership Program - Women and Leadership Australia
Scholarships are available to support leadership development in the health sector.

Evaluation in health promotion survey
Health promotion practitioners and managers are encouraged to complete this survey about the influences on evaluation in health promotion practice.

New resources

Capacity building and change management - Guide for community services
Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association

Workplace health resources
Jean Hailes website

What's on

The 101 on Infant Sleep
Settling, safe sleeping and is technology a hindrance? For parents and professionals who work with infants and presented by sleep specialists from the Safe Sleep Space.
15 November | 1pm-3pm | Orbost 
15 November | 7pm-9pm | Bairnsdale 
16 November | 10am-12pm | Bairnsdale 

Mental Health First Aid
18 and 25 November | This course is now fully booked. By registering your interest, future courses may be organised.

White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Activism
Gippsland Women's Health have compiled a list of activities that will be held over the 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered Violence. Contact Andrea if you have an activity that you would like to share.

Gambling awareness - Pokie Nation Film screening
22 November | 3pm or 7pm sessions | Film followed by panel discussion

Nutrition Support Program - Australian Disease Management Association
28 Novemeber | 8.45am-4.30pm | Melbourne | Free

Gippsland Sports Forum - Why women are the secret to your sport's survival
30 November | 2.30pm-8pm (3 sessions) | Traralgon
With fantastic guest speakers, this event is a great opportunity for all people involved in sporting clubs and those who are interested in increasing female participation. 

Improving cultural understanding and engagement with people Aboriginal communities
1 December | 1pm-2pm | Online webinar
Practical learnings to improve your practice, with a focus on family violence.

Regional community sector climate resilience forum
1 December | 10am-3pm | Traralgon

Smoking Cessation Dialogue
2 December | 10am-4pm | Traralgon

Recognise and respond to family violence - introduction course
2 December | Sale | Free
This intro course is for workers with no specific family violence work experience. Topics include risk assessment, legal responses, effects of violence and resources. For all information, contact Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria on 03 9486 9866.

Beyond flight or fight - positive responses to stress
5 December | 10.30am-3.30pm | Morwell | $229

Gippsland Sexual Health Forum
6 December | 9.30am-3.30pm | Traralgon

VicHealth Regional Roadshow
7 December | 9.30am-3.30am | Traralgon

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
7 December | 9am-1pm | Morwell | $132

East Bairnsdale Community Fun Day
21 December | 11am-2pm | East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Other newsletters

Upcoming events in Gippsland (WPCP)
Central West PCP
South Coast PCP
Wellington PCP Newsletter
Gippsland PHN - LINK
DHHS - Primary Health News

Gippsland Womens Health
Victoria Walks
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