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Do you know about something exciting that's been happening in your patch of East Gippsland?
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What's new at EGPCP?

Position vacant - EGPCP Partnership Facilitator
We are very excited to announce that we are hiring! The East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership is currently seeking applications from candidates who are interested in working collaboratively to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of people living in East Gippsland. Please pass on this opportunity to anyone you think may be suitable. Click the link for the position description or contact Kelly for further information. We are looking forward to growing our team!

The latest

Please participate - 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

AusPlay shows children need to get more active
Fifty four per cent of children aged under 14 years are active at least once a week in organised sport or physical activity after school hours. The biggest barriers for participating in sport for children aged under eight are parents' perception that they are too young to start playing. 

Obesity and healthy eating in Australia evidence summary - VicHealth
This evidence summary outlines current trends in obesity and healthy eating in Australia and Victoria. It also gives an overview of the impacts of an unhealthy diet, as well as barriers and enablers to changing the eating patterns of a population. It has been informed by recent research and policy documents.

Violence Against Women in Australia: An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention - VicHealth
A synopsis of the latest published research examining violence against women in Australia and its prevention. It also includes responses to violence against women and primary prevention actions. 

New opportunities

Funding available - women's health community education
The Eirene Lucas Foundation are offering Victorian communities the opportunity to invite a Jean Hailes speaker to present on women's health at an event they are organising in their local area.

Temporary vacancy - Senior Project Officer, Population Health and Planning Unit, Department of Health and Human Services, South Division
A temporary vacancy exists until 30 June 2017, based in the DHHS Traralgon office. Applications close on Tuesday 7 February 2017.

Position vacant: Central West Gippsland PCP 
Our fellow Gippsland PCP in Central West Gippsland are currently seeking an Integrated Chronic Disease Management Coordinator to work from their Moe office. 

Gender equality and health - training needs analysis
VicHealth is currently undertaking a training needs analysis to determine gaps and opportunities regarding workforce development. The 5-10 minute survey (link above) will close shortly. 

Tender call for submissions: Family Violence Therapeutic Interventions Demonstration Projects 
Two submissions - therapeutic interventions for victim survivors of family violence and Aboriginal specific interventions for Aboriginal families impacted by family violence. 

Healthy Eating Advisory Service - Professional development 
A new suite of professional development opportunities is now available for schools, day care and hospitality providers. Please circulate this free training to your networks as we would love to have the HEAS visit East Gippsland!

New resources

Diabetes eye health resources for Aboriginal people
The 'Check Today, See Tomorrow' resource kit has been developed to increase awareness about diabetes eye care and the need for people with diabetes to have a yearly eye check to help prevent vision loss and blindness.

National Framework for Health Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Families 
This framework will help children to get a better start in life. The focus of the framework is on bringing a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing that draws on the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

LiveLighter for Families
This suite of online resources helps parents save money and time with ideas for easy and healthy family meals and school lunches, including the $2.50 school lunch box.

What's on

AOD stigma and discrimination training "Apply Pressure Here"
8 February | 9.30am-12.30pm | Sale
This free training from Harm Reduction Victoria aims to provide practical strategies to healthcare professionals to challenge and combat stigma & discrimination. For further information contact Teresa on 5143 8927.

Gippsland alcohol, drug and mental health carer and consumer forum
9 February | 9.45am-3pm | Moe
Consumers, carers and staff of alcohol,drug and mental health services in Gippsland are invited for a day of inspiration, information and idea sharing.

Communities that Care - injury prevention consultation
14 February | 12.30pm-3.30pm | Melbourne

Workplace Responses to Gender Based Violence - free webinar
14 February | 1pm-1.45pm | Online
1800Respect webinar presented by The Full Stop Foundation (Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia).

East Bairnsdale Community Hub - opp shop fundraiser
17 February | 10am-2pm | East Bairnsdale 

Victorian Food Forum
21 February | 8.30am-3pm | Melbourne
The Forum is relevant for local government, business, communities, schools, hospitals, health services, sport and recreation centres and health professionals wishing to provide healthier food and drink choices in their settings, and also to the food services who supply to these settings.

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. 

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

BE Informed - Body Esteem Education Workshop by the Butterfly Education
8 March | 9am-1pm | Sale | $170
Suitable for teachers, youth workers & community professionals working with young people of all genders.

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.

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. 

Collaborating to break the gridlock in health reform
3-5 April | Melbourne

Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network Conference
4-7 April | Melbourne
The conference will encourage strengths-based presentations relating to Indigenous health teaching and learning, research, engagement and the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous students in the health professions.

National Rural Health Conference
26-29 April | Cairns

World Rural Health Congress
29 April - 2 May | Cairns
Discounted registration fees are available to delegates of both of the Cairns events. 

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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