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What's new at EGPCP?

Happy new year! We are all looking forward to an exciting year with the EGPCP and we hope you are too! 
Gorgeous picture from the Mercantile Rowing Club of the Tambo River. Photo via Love East Gippsland Facebook page.

The latest

Gippsland Sports Forum - Why women are the secret to your sports’ survival 
At the end of November, 121 people from local government, health agencies, state sporting associations and sport's club members, player and officials attended Gippsland’s first Sports Forum. For a full recap of the event including recordings of the keynote speaker, head over to the GippSport website

Chronic care guide
The aim of the 'Care for people with chronic conditions guide' is to ensure chronic care services provided by the Community Health Program improve the health and wellbeing of people with chronic conditions. Case studies from community health services provide examples of good chronic care in practice.

Family violence TV advertisements
You can view and share the new Victorian Government family violence videos via the Gippsland Women's Health YouTube channel. 

East Gippsland children's wellbeing survey
The purpose of this survey is to identify training that has previously been undertaken and to identify what the future training needs are in the following areas; Service Access, Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Family Violence and Children with Additional Needs. 

New research

Health Promotion Journal of Australia - 27(3) 2016 - December
There are some fantastic evaluation articles in this edition, including a systems thinking project. As a member of AHPA, we have access to all of the paid articles. Please get in touch if you would like a copy.

Validity of four measures in assessing school canteen menu compliance with state-based healthy canteen policy
Health Promotion Journal of Australia

Social marketing and big social change: Personal social marketing insights from a complex system obesity prevention intervention. R. Venturini (abstract)
This article outlines how social marketing was used in the Healthy Together Victoria campaign. Please contact Brooke if you would like to access the full text article. 

New opportunities

East Gippsland Shire Council Plan - community feedback survey/discussion
EGSC is asking for feedback about what you value to help guide the new four-year Council Plan. All people who live in, work in or visit East Gippsland are encouraged to participate.

Sports and Recreation Governance Scholarship
Sports Without Borders, is offering fifty $1000 scholarships towards Diploma of Business (Governance) enrolments. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and the likely impact for the sporting organisations served by each recipient.

Victorian Cancer Survivorship Program grants
Grants of up to $100,000 for services to leverage existing funding or initiatives, adopt an existing model or address a specific survivorship matter or resource need.

New resources

1800RESPECT cultural awareness webinar - full video now available via YouTube 
Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: practical learnings to improve your practice. This short, free webinar video provides a fantastic overview of cultural awareness. 

1800RESPECT online webinar series YouTube
1 in 3 Australian women will experience sexual or domestic violence. Responding is everyone’s business. 1800Respect have developed a great list of varied webinar recordings. All of the recordings are free and run for approximately 1 hour each. 

Gippsland Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Services map
Latrobe Regional Hospital and Gippsland PHN
This document is a fantastic resource for organisations who may use agency and program information to inform client referral processes.

What's on

Overnight zoo trip for people with mental health issues and their carer - free
11 February | Melbourne
Overnight trip includes accommodation, travel, meals and entry to the Zoo Twilight event featuring Bjourn Again (ABBA tribute). See the flyer above for more info. 

Multicultural Women's Group
17 February | 10am-1pm | Morwell
Sessions will include information on developing confidence and assertiveness, and women's health topics. 

Victorian Food Forum (draft agenda)
21 February | Melbourne
The forum will showcase collaboration to increase fruit and vegetable supply and reduce sugary drinks.

Diabetes Expo - Diabetes Victoria
25 February | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

National Close the Gap Day
16 March | National
Your organisation can hold an event to bring people together, to share information and to take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.

Close the Gap for Vision - national conference (save the date)
16-17 March | Melbourne
The topics to be discussed will include: regional approaches to eye care, planning and performance monitoring, initiatives and system reforms that address vision loss, health promotion and education.

Aged care workshop: assessment, care planning
23 March | Melbourne | $410
Suitable for those involved in the provision of HACC and packaged care in the home including assessment officers, case managers and allied health professionals.

Prevention of chronic diseases - healthy ageing seminar
24 March | 9am-4.30pm | Melbourne | $200
Great program from the Australian Disease Management Association. 

Lakes Entrance Nurses Conference
31-31 March | Bellevue Lakes Entrance
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn locally, with local professionals. The conference speakers are well known across the East Gippsland health community and will be sharing their years of knowledge and local expertise. 

ASIST training courses
February - September | Morwell and Traralgon courses available
The two day training workshop is an intensive participatory course designed to help participants as care givers recognise and assess people at risk of suicide and to implement an effective suicide intervention model.

Significant events for Aboriginal Australians 2017

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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