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What's new at EGPCP?

East Gippsland Ice Prevention Community Workshop 2 - Time for Change
Wednesday 8 March | 4pm-6pm | Bruthen Mechanic's Hall
In this second community workshop, community members and health and community service professionals will be working together to discuss the causes of drug use, and what they can do to prevent it. 
Plank Out 4 Ten Challenge - Deadly Sport Gippsland
At last week's East Gippsland Health Promotion Reference Group, Brenton from GippSport commenced the Plank Out 4 Ten Challenge... and we all joined in!

The #PlankOut4Ten challenge aims to raise awareness of the gap in health and life expectancy between Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians. For more information, visit

The latest

Active April - register now
Registrations are now open for the 2017 Premier's Active April. Join as a team to help each other complete 30 minutes of physical activity for each day in April. 

New opportunities

Call for abstracts - ADMA Conference and NT Chronic Disease Network Conference
11-12 September | Darwin

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation - Prevention Partnership Program
Grants of up to $250,000 are available. 
2 workshops are available to potential applicants: Preventing Harm from Gambling Unconference on 20 February, and the Innovation in Service Design Workshop on 22 February. 
Please contact Kelly if you are interested in an East Gippsland application. 

Nominations open - 2017 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards
Many awards available. Nominations close 10 March. 

New resources

Building the Business Case: Healthy Food & Drink Policies
This collection of resources from VicHealth will help you to progress on updating your organisation's policies. 

Victorian HIV and hepatitis integrated training and learning program
The Department has refreshed its HIV and viral hepatitis training program for general practitioners in Victoria.

Training for fitness providers - falls prevention for older people
This Monash University online course is aimed at fitness or health professionals who work with older adults at risk of falls. Registrations close on 22 February - only 80 spots available at the reduced rate of $50.

Alzheimer's Australia training courses
An extensive range of training options are being offered. Many packages are available online or in the workplace. 

Communicating using social media - webinar recording

What's on

Paynesville suicide prevention and awareness campaign
20 February | 6pm-8pm | Paynesville Service Centre
Community members and service providers are invited to attend this forum. 

Victoria’s Rural and Regional Health Services System, Design and Infrastructure Plan consultation
Health services: 24 February | 10am-12pm | Bairnsdale RSL
Consumers: 24 February | 1.30pm-3pm | Bairnsdale RSL
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking input for the development of a 20 year plan and initial 5 year action plan. 

Aboriginal cultural safety training - VACCHO & GPHN
Sale | 28 February | 1pm-5pm
Lakes Entrance | 8 March | 1pm-5pm

Prevention is possible forum - prevention of violence against women
1 March | 9.30am-2pm | Melbourne

Introduction to bowel cancer and screening - free webinar
1 March | 1pm-2pm | online

No Excuses - free community music event
4 March | 5pm | Victory Park Traralgon
Features four choirs, food stalls and children's activities.   

The impact of diabetes on wound healing and infection - Wounds Australia
7 March | 6.30pm-8.30pm | Live site - Orbost Regional Health | $30 (includes light supper)

Embrace - International Women's Day movie screening
8 March | 7pm | Sale Cinema | $20 - bookings essential

ACCHO master classes - understanding and undertaking research
7-10 March | Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House
The Master Classes aim to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, managers and practitioners working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector.

National Close the Gap Day
16 March | National
Register your workplace to hold an event to raise awareness of the health gap.

Harmony Day
21 March
Register an event to celebrate cultrual diversity, inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging.

Working and learning together - PD sessions
Throughout term 1 and 2 | 4.30-6.30 | Bairnsdale 
Free professional development program for pre-school and primary school educators. Behaviour guidance, social skills, effective communication.

Forward thinking - innovative partnerships
23 March | 9am-12.30pm | Melbourne

Out of the Blue - a play about suicide via the Gippsland Health Summit
20 March | 7pm | Orbost Exhibition Centre | Gold coin donation

Gippsland Health Summit
24-25 March | Sale
The emphasis of the Gippsland Health Summit 2017 is mental health and patient-centred health care. The program includes a range of speakers, events and workshops for professionals and the public.

Tai Chi for Rehabilitation leader trainer course
25-26 March | 9am-5pm | Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre.

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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