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Happy holidays!
The team at EGPCP wish you all the best for the festive season and hope that you have a happy start to the new year.
Remember to 'Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide' while outdoors over the break, and try not to over-indulge on discretionary foods and drinks

New research

VicHealth Indicators Survey 2015 - Explore your data platform
This exciting web-based software quickly presents data from across the different indicators. While the current sample sizes at the LGA level are small for some responses, it is a great program to have a play with and lots of fun!
Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia - Final report
National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund

Food security and health in rural and remote Australia
This report describes the prevalence of food insecurity in Australia and the adverse implications for the health and productivity of individuals and communities.

Australia's social pulse - Centre for Social Impact 
Building on existing Australian social statistics, Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. 

AusPlay: participation data for the sport sector - Australian Sports Commission
The report provides the sport sector with vital insights into participation for adults and children, the barriers to physical activity and inform strategy.

Responses to, and lessons learnt from the 2016 bushfires in remote Tasmania
This report examines the response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmania. Chapter content includes the impact of climate change on fire frequency and magnitude, response and resources. 

Elder abuse: discussion paper - Australian Law Reform Commission
This Discussion Paper includes includes 43 proposals for law reform. The ALRC invites submissions in response to the proposals, or to any of the material in the Discussion Paper.

New opportunities

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy
The Victorian Government has announced a series of landmark reforms to support women and girls to be safer and stronger by addressing inequality, sexism and violence against women.

Try, test and learn fund grants
Aust. Gov. funding to support innovative programs that direct disadvantaged people into education and employment. Applications close 24 February.

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.

Men's Shed grants
Grants available to support health improvements of members through a focus on the social determinants of health. Applications close 13 January. 

Gippsland Health Summit
24-25 March | Sale
Organisers of the Gippsland Health Summit are interested in hearing from local organisations who wish to support the Summit and also the Out of the Blue play about suicide. Contact Sharee Johnson, SKJ Consulting for partnership opportunities. 

The Aspiration Initiative Indigenous Scholarships Portal
Aboriginal students can use the portal to find relevant scholarships.
Video - Make the link between gender inequailty and violence against women

New viedo from Gippsland Women's Health

New resources

Preventive Health Matters Newsletter - Primary Health Networks
This is a great newsletter resource that highlights recent news, research, resources and upcoming events from the across Australia in the prevention space. Well worth subscribing to!

Aboriginal cultural training webinar slides
These slides were presented in a fantastic 1 hour webinar hosted by 1800 RESPECT. Please contact Brooke at EGPCP if you would like to access the voice recording. 

MOVE muscle, bone and joint health (Arthritis Victoria)
Musculo-skeletal health webinars, group exercise trainer training, fact sheets and other resources. 

A toolkit for practitioners - Our Watch
A suite of materials for practitioners wishing to work with communities to prevent violence against women. It details a primary prevention approach that aims to change attitudes, behaviours and practices to stop violence from occurring in the first place.

Interactive body map - the effects of inactivity
This easy to use visual tool looks at where and how physical inactivity can impact on your body.

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities - fact sheet
AIHW Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
What we know, what we know works and doesn't work, and what we don't know about family violence in Indigenous communities. 

Daisy smartphone app
To support women who are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, domestic and/or family violence.

Healthy BBQ resources - VACCHO
These posters use colourful images to convey healthy eating messages.

Collaboration for addiction and mental health care: best advice
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
This paper describes what collaboration is, the benefits of collaboration and models of collaboration, and articulates examples for building capacity for collaboration.

Summer preparedness resources for community and professionals
DHHS summer preparedness briefing
Addressing family violence after emergency
Health impacts of extreme heat
Smoke and human health presentation
Community Sector Resilience Program - summer preparedness presentation

What's on

Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person
28 February | 9am-1pm | Traralgon 

Out of the blue - a play about suicide
20 March | 7pm | Orbost 

Gippsland Health Summit - public forum
24 March | 4pm-6.30pm | Sale
Dr Helena Popovic and others will discuss neuroplasticity, mental health, and dementia, and provide practical information on good brain health.

Gippsland Health Summit
24-25 March | Sale

ADMA Prevention of Chronic Diseases - Healthy Ageing Seminar
24 March 2017 | Melbourne
Further event details available soon.

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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