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Consumers Health Forum Australia - Media Release regarding the upcoming Federal Election

Consumers Health Forum Australia has released several media statements sharing their views and evaluation of the health policies tabled by the major political parties for the upcoming federal election. You can access the Consumers Health Forums's full platform for the 2016 Federal election here.

2016 Fedral election platform

Individual media releases are available below.

Labor’s policy protects the core of MedicareHealth Policies signal different priorities

Medibank charges point to the need for refrom

Labour preventative Health Policy


Australian health Care Reform Alliance Media statement: Prioritising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health

The Australian Health Care Reform Alliance has released a media statement calling on all political parties to make health inequality, discrimination and disadvantages experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a Federal election Policy. You can read the full release below

Australian health Care Reform Alliance media statement

Drug & Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) June Communique

The Community Partnership Program Communique is now available below. It includes information on the DASSA survey results, community networking events, training opportunities and community participation opportunities.

Drug & Alcohol Services SA (DASSA) June Communique

SA Health – winter demand strategy for 2016

SA health has released their winter demand Strategy for 2016. The plan includes a number of strategies that aim to free up hospital beds and manage the demand during the traditionally busy winter period. The full management plan is attached below.

The Minster for Health Jack Snelling released a statement in relation to the winter management plan/strategy which can be viewed here.

2016 Winter Management Plan

Transforming Health News

The June edition of the Transforming Health news letter is now available below.

Transforming Health - Latest News

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South Australian Acute Stroke Workshop

Friday, 2 September 2016

The workshop will offer doctors, nurses, SAAS paramedics and allied health staff who work with acute stroke patients, a practical day of education on the assessment and treatment of the acute stroke patient. The day will be balanced to offer support to clinicians from both metropolitan and regional health services. You can register here. Your questions can be answered by emailingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The full brochure is available below.

2016 SA ASK Invitation

Registrations are now open for the South Australian Health Medical Research Institute 2016 NAIDOC Event.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Come and learn about Wardliparingga and SAHMRI’s research including country guest speakers, tours of the SAMRI building and lunch. See the full flyer below which includes the details of registration.

NAIDOC Event 2016 - Flyer

Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar

The Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People Seminar addresses topical and emerging issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

29 July 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide

Implementing Evidence into Practice: Steps to Success

26-28th July, Crowne Plaza, Adelaide

Have you ever tried to get a new guideline or piece of evidence into your everyday practice? Were you surprised by how long it took and how complex it was? What would you have liked to have known before you started out on the journey and what help would you have liked on the way? And how did you know things got better as a result?

Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training

Friday 29 July 9:30am to 3pm

Our Introduction to Consumer Advocacy Training session will give you information on the role, challenges and benefits of being a consumer advocate. The sessions are interactive and based on adult-learning principles. Participants receive reference materials and a certificate of attendance. To register and find out more information visit here.

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