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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?

Today is National Close the Gap Day!
If you aren't able to participate in an organised event, try to take some time today to discuss the major issue of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People living 10–17 years less than non-Indigenous Australians.

You can also take take action by signing the Close the Gap pledge, or by simply learning more about the gap and why it exists. 

East Gippsland Ice Prevention Community Workshop 2
Last week, over 25 leaders from all parts of East Gippsland volunteered to identify and 'map' why local people use drugs for the first time, and how these causes connect and combine to influence behaviour. 

All participants noted that the workshop was valuable, many also saying that the outcomes of the workshop will be valuable to their community. Well done to the EG Ice Prevention Working Group for organising the successful event! The next workshop will be held in April. 

The latest

Sugary drink tax petition
This petition will be presented to the Federal Government House of Representatives at the end of March. Sign now to show your support. 

Gippsland Multicultural Strategic Plan
Moving to a new community is difficult, especially in a new country! LCHS and Gippsland Ethics Community Council, Latrobe City Council and Centre for Multicultural Youth are developing a plan to help support new people of different backgrounds. See the flyer for more information and how you can be involved. Surveys will also be circulated in the coming weeks.

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

New opportunities

Dietitians and Nutritionists required - please complete this survey
The Cancer Council Victoria would like to collect information about adults’ perceptions of the nutrition value of commonly eaten foods and drinks.

Victorian Disability Awards - nominations open
Recognising people and organisations who make outstanding contributions to empowering people with a disability and creating an inclusive community. Nominations close 27 April.

Position vacant - Gippsland Women's Health
GWH are currently seeking a new Chief Executive Officer. 

Call for abstracts - Australian Disease Management Association and Chronic Diseases Conference
Abstract applications close 24 April for the September conference that will be held in Darwin. 

New resources

Victorian public health and wellbeing outcomes framework: data dictionary
The Data Dictionary provides detailed technical specifications for every measure identified in the Outcomes Framework including: rationale for inclusion definition of the measure and data sources. 

Healthy choices policy guidelines - updated guidelines available
These policies aim to make healthy choices the easy choices in hospitals, workplaces, sports and recreation centres and parks. The Healthy Eating Advisory Service is also available to assist in implementing the guidelines. 

MyAgedCare - Summary of system changes
This summary document is intended to assist service providers and assessors in understanding the changes made on 27 February 2017.

Regional Development Victoria - information portal
This portal allows users to generate custom charts/reports of ABS data and more.

Palliative and end of life care - the Better Health Channel
New resources and updated topics available.

Wellways eNews
New newsletter worth signing up to.

Family violence policy template for Australian workplaces
Workplace policies are an important component of an overall strategy for responding to family violence and ensuring a safe, respectful and equitable workplace. 

What's on

LGBTI Equality Roadshow
20-21 March | Bairnsdale 
Various events are on offer to reduce discrimination and promote inclusion of LGBTI people in everyday rural and regional life.

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

Violence Prevention - From Policy to Practice
20 March | 9am-5pm | Federation Training, Bairnsdale 
The course will be valuable for people from a range of sectors seeking to integrate violence prevention into their daily work – for example in workplaces, local government, arts, sports and recreation, health and community sectors.

Interchange Gippsland workshops
March-April calendar | Morwell and Wonthaggi 
Interactive workshops will be held on the following topics - NDIS Essentials, time & workload management, managing workplace change, transitioning to management.

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.

Celebrate cultural diversity - a day to learn and share
24 March | 10am-4pm | Bairnsdale Community and Education Hub

Legal matters and ageing seminar - Seniors Vic, EGSC and Centrelink
27 March | 10am-12pm | Bairnsdale Library

Practical strategies to mobilise knowledge in complex systems - Free webinar!
28 March | 4pm-5pm
Webinar hosted by the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, Sax Institute and the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre.

Gender Equity for Planning and Evaluation Training
28 March | 9am-12.30pm | Sale
Participants will gain the practical skills to incorporate gender equity throughout planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and services.

Victorian Healthcare Association - Family Violence Forum
4 April | 8.30-4pm | Melbourne Docklands

East Bairnsdale Family Fun Day
12 April | 11am-2pm | East Bairnsdale Community Hub

Ageing in Australia Expo
29 April | 10am-3pm | Melbourne Town Hall

Dementia and Community Care and Aged Care Nurse Conference
10-11 May | Melbourne | Early bird tickets 2 for 1

Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference
15-17 May 2017 | Surfer's Paradise
Abstracts close 6 February. 

Communities in Control - leadership conference
29-30 May | Melbourne
Australia's health as 100 people
This great infographic and many other educational resources are available via the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.

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
Wellways eNews
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