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  • 25 October

    The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia are currently updating its advocacy toolkit and calling for expresions of interest. The toolkit allows health professionals to engage in advocacy.

    For more information: https://bit.ly/2O0X4VP

  • 3 September

    BreastScreen WA (BSWA) and the WA Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (WACCPP) are seeking new members for their Aboriginal Women’s Reference Group (AWRG).


    This membership is for Aboriginal* women preferably employed or volunteering in the area of women’s health and wellbeing.


    Membership positions are being sought for these areas: Gascoyne, Goldfields, Great Southern, Kimberley, Metropolitan, Midwest, Peel, Pilbara, South West and Wheatbelt.


    As a Reference Group member you will be required to;




      • provide advice on, and contribute to, the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of BSWA and WACCPP strategies and initiatives to enhance the cultural appropriateness of services

      • support the objectives of BSWA and the WACCPP, by promoting and/or identifying opportunities to enhance delivery of activities and initiatives for Aboriginal women in WA

      • provide a communication channel between the community, BSWA and the WACCPP on breast and cervical screening issues important to Aboriginal women

      • assist with the development of culturally appropriate resources, health promotion material and communication strategies that support cervical and breast cancer prevention

      • act as key contact and assist the Aboriginal Program Officers during visits to your region

      • attend meetings and teleconferences on a regular basis (minimum of three teleconference meetings per year and one face to face meeting biennially). All expenses for travel, accommodation and meals for country members will be met by BSWA and the WACCPP.



    If you believe you can help contribute to this reference group or know of someone please contact Kelly Cameron or Kay Walley via email below for a Nomination Form with details on how to apply.


    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelly Cameron from BSWA on 9323 6709 Kelly.Cameron@health.wa.gov.au or Kay Walley from WACCPP on 6553 0716 kay.walley@health.wa.gov.au


    NOMINATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018


     


     


     


    * Within Western Australia, the term Aboriginal is used in preference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, in recognition that Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Western Australia. No disrespect is intended to our Torres Strait Islander colleagues and community.

  • 3 September

    Hi WA State readers,
    The storybooks showcase the many positive community based projects occurring in rural and remote Aboriginal communities and celebrate people who contribute to the social, economic, health and environmental outcomes for their people. Stories can be about health, education, environment & health, tourism, sport, reconciliation, media, art, a personal journey or anything else that is positive!
    If you're based in the Great Southern or the South West and would like to be involved please contact Sunni Wilson; 9266 2344 sunni.wilson@curtin.edu.au 

  • 3 September

    He WA State readers,
    PHAIWA is recruiting storytellers from the Great Southern and South West region of WA for the 10th edition of the WA Indigenous Storybook. The storybooks showcase the many positive community based projects occurring in rural and remote Aboriginal communities and celebrate people who contribute to the social, economic, health and environmental outcomes for their people. Stories can be about health, education, environment & health, tourism, sport, reconciliation, media, art, a personal journey or anything else that is positive!
    If you're based in the Great Southern or the South West and would like to be involved please contact Sunni Wilson; 9266 2344 sunni.wilson@curtin.edu.au 

  • 1 August

    Hi WA State readers,
    Men's Health and Wellbeing Policy
    Anyone with an interest in men’s health and wellbeing is invited to have their say in shaping the draft Men’s Health and Wellbeing Policy (Word 1.4MB).
    The policy has been developed by Health Networks as Western Australia’s response to the National Male Health Policy.
    The purpose of the policy is to provide direction to WA Health and its partners to deliver strategies that improve the physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing of men and boys living in WA.
    Community consultations are planned for June and July and opportunities to participate include:
    * community consultation forums across metropolitan and regional areas
    * an online survey (external link) – closes Friday 3 August. Takes approximately 10 minutes to        complete.
    Simple questions and materials are also available to support organisations who wish to run their own mini forums with staff or consumers. To request materials email Deb Hamm.
    Community consultation forums
    Community consultation forums will be held throughout June, July and August. To find out more and register, visit Healthy WA (external site).
    CSD Network have been engaged to facilitate the consultation forums on behalf of Health Networks. If you are interested in attending a smaller consumer focused meeting please contact Deb Hamm, CSD Network Logistics/Administrative Support on 0431 408 637 or by email.
    For all other queries, please email the Healthy Policy team or phone (08) 9222 0200.

  • 30 May

    The City of Perth, Western Australia, recognises the important role community programs play in building strong and resilient communities. They provide an opportunity to address key issues at a local level and make the City a better place to live, work and visit.


    The Community Enhancement Grants program offers up to $10,000 to facilitate a range of programs, create new partnerships and collaborations and deliver practical sustainable outcomes.


    The grants program will support organisations to be successful in engaging the City’s community, through the development of networks and relationships.


    Applications opened Monday 28 May and close Friday 29 June 2018. Check it out here.

  • 22 May

    Check out the two new AOD rehabilitation service organisation added to WA State: Goldfields Rehabiliation Services Inc.: https://bit.ly/2IDyVlm and Hope Springs Community Farm: https://bit.ly/2IExaQU

  • 28 June 2017

    Lots of things happening in WA State - check out the latest news for WA State here.

  • 10 May 2017

    Hi WA State mob members,


    Access Federal budget information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in one place


    To assist you in finding Budget information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the HealthInfoNet has made the task easier for you. You can find all of the information and links to full resources on the HealthBulletin  http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/budget-2017-18-information-of-relevance-to-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health/ Links to media releases will continue to be added during the rest of the week as they become available so please check back for additions.


    Kind regards,


    Trish Amaranti


    WA State Coordinator

  • 25 January 2017

    Expression Of Interest: WA Primary Health Alliance Opportunies.


    WA Primary Health Alliance, PHN Perth North and PHN Perth South are now seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the provision of (EOI 10326) Intergrated system of care to support Aboriginal people with problematic alcohol and drug use and mental illness (various metropolitan regions). To register for this EOI click here. Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 15 February 2017. For all queries please contact Senior Contracts Officer, Coralie Flatters on (08) 6272 4926 or email coralie.flatters@wapha.org.au.