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What's new at EGPCP?

Ice prevention community workshop
In November, 20 health professionals and community volunteers participated in a workshop to explore the local factors that influence drug use using a systems approach. The group will meet again in 2017 to discuss how the community can work together to initiate action in preventing substance use problems. 

Comments collected from participants included:
- I can already think of people in my community who I can go back to and talk to about this and have ideas about how they can help.
- I realised the diversity that is needed to address this issue.
- It broadened my view. Things are much more complex than I thought.

Gippsland specialist alcohol and drug treatment services poster
Local services that are available to people who are experiencing substance misuse and their family/friends. 

The latest

16 Days of Activism
Many activities are underway to help raise awareness about gender based violence. 
Gender equality means... - social media badges and other Make the Link resources.
One million stars to end violence - East Gippsland Shire Council libraries/service centres.
#GE4ME - 'Gender equailty for me' social marketing campaign.

Health Snapshot website - VicHealth
By answering a few questions about your life, you can see how your health and wellbeing compares to the average for your local area, age group, and more. Great tips to help you improve your health are included.

New research

VicHealth Indicators Survey Report
LGA profiles and actions guides are now available. Be sure to register for the VicHealth Roadshow (Traralgon) to learn more about the results.

Victorian perinatal services performance indicators
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria

New report on a sugary drinks tax - recovering the community costs of obesity
Grattan Institute
A tax of about 40 cents for every 100 grams of sugar in our drinks 
could raise around $500 million in annual revenue to recoup some of the hidden societal costs of obesity.

Intimate partner violence contributes highest health risk to women aged 18 to 44
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
Intimate partner violence affects one in three Australian women from the age of 15. This violence includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

Selling healthier options is good business sense
VicHealth CEO article
The results of all three trials show the willingness of people to switch to a healthier option if their first choice of food or drink is unavailable. 

New opportunities

Full scholarships available - study at RMIT
Certificate III in Individual Support (focus on disability and ageing) and Certificate IV in Disability. Opportunity to upskill prior to the roll-out of NDIS.

APNA Transition to Practice Pilot Program
12 month transition program, with the aim of increasing the confidence, skills and knowledge of nurses, commencing work in primary health care settings. Experienced nurses are also encouraged to apply to be a mentor. 

Turning Point - scholarships, online certificate courses and professional development
Opportunities for AOD and other health professionals to develop their AOD skills and knowledge. 

New resources

Navigating Outcomes - shared measurement presentation
This presentation clearly and simply outlines shared measurement, which is an important component of the systems and collective impact approach. Recently presented at a PCP Statewide meeting.

Ending family violence - Victoria's 10 year plan
Victorian Government website with case studies and stories. 

My Aged Care
Referral process fact sheet
Referral pathways for allied health and nursing services

End of life essentials - education for acute hospitals
This website provides e-learning opportunities and resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals. 

What's on

One million stars to end violence
Nov-Dec | East Gippsland
Check when you can make a star at your local library or service centre via the link above. The stars will be transported to the Gold Coast for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

Death and dying - lifting the lid on it!
1 December | Bairnsdale RSL | 6.30pm | $25
Lots of laughter, lubrication and looking at end of life issues. Proceeds to Rotamah Palliative Care Ward BRHS. 

‘Act Local’ Leadership Forum - Building Safe Communities for Women and Children
5 December | Lakes Entrance | 9.30am-12pm
This initial forum will introduce the Act Local project and the process being used to develop an action plan. Community and professional leaders are encouraged to attend.

Seminar: Reducing alcohol supply to underage youth
5 December | Melbourne | 9.30am-11.30am | $150

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Sensitive Santa visiting Bairnsdale 
3 and 19 December | East Gippsland Specialist School
Families with a child with autism or special needs will have the opportunity to visit Santa in an environment which is free of loud noises, lights and large crowds.

Gippsland Sexual Health Forum
6 December | Traralgon | 9.30am-3.30pm
Speakers include the Victorian Legal Aid presenting on sex and the law as well as Women’s Health West on Action for Equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for western Melbourne.

Put your hand up live: Gippsland
14-15 December | Traralgon 
A workshop designed to help men overcome self-defeating patterns of behaviour, stop feeling guilty and bring balance to life.

MATE train the trainer (previously called Mentors in Violence Prevention)
28-30 March 2017 | Gippsland
Save the date!

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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