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Welcome to the latest edition of the East Gippsland Primary Care Partnership Echo Newsletter.
Active April - not too late to sign up!
Register for this year's Active April and make a pledge to complete 30 minutes of physical activity each day over the next month. Registrants will receive FREE passes to the council run Bairnsdale, Lakes and Orbost leisure facilities. A perfect school holiday activity!
Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017 - 5 April
To mark Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017, Victorian youth homelessness organisations and peak bodies are calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national plan to tackle rising homelessness amongst young Australians.This series of infographics highlight the statistics around youth homelessness.
Victorian Healthy Supermarket project seminar
10 April | 10.45am | Melbourne
Learn the early results of the ‘Victorian Healthy Supermarket project.’ This project trialled new ways to promote healthy food, to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. Supermarket operators and health promotion experts are encouraged to discuss the evaluation of the project including customer perceptions, sales data and also to hear the retailer’s perspective. Contact Brooke for more info.
Gippsland alcohol and drug treatment news
From July, the AoD comprehensive assessment function will return to AoD treatment providers. There will be no change to the referral pathway for people seeking AoD treatment (see poster here).The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) now provides AoD services to young people in East Gippsland.
Close the Gap: Progress and Priorities Report 2017
Since 2010, the Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee has made dozens of recommendations based on the expert knowledge and experience of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and mainstream health organisation membership.
Alcohol Culture Change Initiative - open funding round
VicHealth is working to change the way people drink by funding projects that address risky drinking cultures of people who are at the greatest risk of harm. Updated information about the grants is available here, as well as a video recording of the recent briefing session presentation.
Headspace Bairnsdale - centre launch
7 April | 9.45am | 171 Main Street, Bairnsdale
Join the headspace team for the official launch and morning tea, where we will introduce the centre, services and staff, and offer tours of headspace Bairnsdale.
ACT LOCAL Learning Together network meeting
3 May | 4.30pm-6.30pm | Bairnsdale
Understanding the prevention of family violence & responding to family violence - what are the strengths and challenges in our local communities.
Applied gender analysis workshop
4 May | 9.30am-3.30pm | Melbourne
This workshop is designed for professionals who are committed to delivering gender equitable and gender sensitive programs and services.