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Do you know about something exciting that's been happening in your patch of East Gippsland?
Let us know and we can spread the word. 

What's new at EGPCP?

Have you noticed how much jargon you use at work?

Tuesday the 25th of October is 'Drop The Jargon' Day. Make a pledge to drop the jargon and acronyms, and just use clear plain language! Improve communication and health literacy within your organisation and with clients. 

New research

Trends in alcohol availability, use and treatment 2003-04 to 2014-15
AIHW. Alcohol was the leading cause of burden of disease for Australians under the age of 45 in 2011. Remote and very remote communities are at increased risk.

Monitoring, regulation and impact of alcohol consumption
Public Health Research and Practice | September 2016 Vol 26(4)

New opportunities

Rural Women's Award
Nominations close 30 October.

Victorian Young Achievers Award
Nominations close 1 December.

New resources

22 ways to engage staff in workplace health activity - cheat sheet

Vline communication tools
V/Line is the world’s first public transport operator to be given the Communication Access Symbol. 

Unspoken: Ageing parents
This Facebook campaign is a resource and platform for adult children of ageing parents and their families with advice for how to approach those difficult conversations that often remain unspoken - like convincing your parents to give up the car keys, how to help your parents maintain their independence or discussing the option of home-help.

Health Expenditure Australia 2014-2015
AIHW Report
Growth in Australia's spending on health remains slow, but health now represents a greater proportion of the economy than ever before.

What's on

Understanding social and financial disadvantage 
17th October | 9.15am-4pm | Traralgon

Pathway to Positive Ageing Expo
Free community event presenting a range of services and activities.
17 October | 10am-3pm | Bairnsdale RSL

Support and Safety Hubs - concept design consultation and workshop
20 October | 10am-3pm | Sale
The Victorian Government is hosting a series of regional and metropolitan community workshops to develop a state wide concept for Support and Safety Hubs. 

DHHS Integrated Chronic Disease Management Chronic Care Forum: Person Centred Healthcare: Achievements & Challenges
24 October | 9am-12.30pm | Melbourne | V/C available from Traralgon

Communication information sessions - making communication aids: tools to talk
27 October | 3.30pm-4.30pm | Bairnsdale Library

Ice and Methamphetamine Nursing Conference
27-28 October | Melbourne

Mad Food Science Program
3-6 November | Eastern Gippsland
Educational incursion to educate children and parents around healthy food choices, enabling them to make better food choices together for at home and in school lunchboxes.

Forced Marriage Information Session
8 November | 1.30pm-3.30pm | Morwell
For front-line responders, service providers and those in secondary school settings. RSVP to

Mental Health First Aid Training
18 AND 25 November | 9am - 4pm | BRHS Ross Street Campus
Free 2 day training for community members. 

Leadership for Change: Metropolitan Population Health Symposium
28 November | Melbourne

Recognise & Respond to Family Violence (including Risk Assessment)
2 December | Sale | details TBC

Stop Domestic Violence Conference
5-7 December | Brisbane

VicHealth Roadshow
7 December | 10am-3.30pm | Traralgon
Details of the presentation are to be confirmed. 

Other newsletters

Alzheimer's Australia Newsletter
Upcoming events in Gippsland (updated fortnightly by WPCP)
Central West PCP
South Coast PCP
Wellington PCP Newsletter
Gippsland Primary Health Network - LINK
DHHS - Primary Health News
Gippsland Womens Health
Victoria Walks
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