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Media Release: Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia has released a media statement based on the release of the Grattan Institute’s Report. The report highlighted that there are dozens of hotspots of avoidable ill health in Australia, and that there is a need for effective local health services. The full release is available below.

CHF - Media Release

NPS MedicineWise Survey results from their Type 2 Diabetes poll

NPS MedicineWise has released the results of their online survey of 502 Australian Residents living with type 2 Diabetes. The results have shown that one in four Australians with Type 2 Diabetes are missing doses of their diabetes medicines. You can read the full media release below. 

NPS MedicineWise media release - Diabetes poll findings

YMCA Recreational Link Up

YMCA Recreation Link up is a free service for people with disability and/or mental health to assist them to access activities. You can find out more about the program here. To apply you need to fill in the service request form below and email the completed form to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

YMCA service request form

 

 

Media Release: Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The Consumers Health Forum of Australia has issued a Media Release, Medicare: time for positive reform free of hip pocket pain. You can read the full media release below.

Media Release: Consumers Health Forum of Australia.

Young Carer Bursary Programme

Applications close 14 September 2016

The young carer bursary programme aims to assist young carers in greatest need, to continue to study and to relieve the financial pressures on them to undertake part-time work whilst also studying and providing care. To be eligible you must be a young carer aged 12-25 who is studying an approved course either full-time or part-time. More information is available on the fact sheet and flyer below.

Young Carer Bursary Programme Fact sheet

  Young Carer Bursary Programme Flyer


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Events

Lynch Syndrome Conference

Saturday, 30 July 2016

The Conference will be held at the Cancer Council and will run between 9am – 3pm if you are unable to attend the live event, you still have the opportunity to access conference via the live webinar. You can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

 

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander HIV Workshop

Thursday 28 July 2016

This is a free interactive half day workshop which aims to provide workers and volunteers who work with Aboriginal young people an opportunity to learn about HIV in a culturally relevant context. The full flyer is available below. You can register to attend here.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander HIV Workshop Flyer

Hepatitis Master Class

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

This forum will provide an in-depth look at the new hepatitis C treatments that were approved by the Australian Government in March and May 2016. Information provided will be ideal for those whose work intersects the blood borne virus (BBV) sector, and who already have a basic understanding of hepatitis C. This forum will specifically address the treatment options and referral pathways, and answer any questions. You can visit their website for more information here. To RSVP Phone Amanda or Mahailia on 8245 8100.

 

Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities

26 July 2016

The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board is undertaking consultation to develop the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy and related Priorities. The aim is to improve the wellbeing of Australians through health and medical research and innovation. Public consultations will be held on Tuesday, 26 July 2016, a national live webinar will also be held. For more information and or to register you can visit here.

Headspace Stress Less Program for Youth

8 August 2016

Headspace Woodville are running a free four week course for young people (16-25) living with anxiety. The course will be facilitated by two peer support workers. The full flyer is available below. To register phone 8243 7900 

Headspace youth course flyer


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