20Nov 20

HeadtoHelp community awareness campaign

HeadtoHelp is a new, free service option which can help you manage the number of patients who are experiencing stress and anxiety. You may have seen or heard the community awareness campaign for HeadtoHelp – the $27 million mental health service funded…

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20Nov 20

What is Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR)?

Trans Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the trans lives lost to acts of transphobia and discrimination. TDOR was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor…

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19Nov 20

Awards showcase Gippsland’s primary health care sector

Gippsland’s primary health care sector was on show at the 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Awards last night. The award winners across five sections were announced and honoured by a large gathering of guests. Gippsland Primary Health Network Chair, Therese Tierney…

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11Nov 20

Free gambling awareness sessions in Gippsland

Due to COVID-19, gambling venues have been closed since 23 March and an estimate of up to $80 million has not been spent on pokies in Gippsland during this time, according to Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS). LCHS says research…

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05Nov 20

Rainbow Health Victoria launches Private Lives 3

Rainbow Health Victoria is launching the latest iteration of the Private Lives research series, Private Lives 3. Private Lives is the largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people in Australia. It began in 2006 with the…

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05Nov 20

Webinar on medication management of multiple sclerosis

MS Limited (MSL) and The Pharmacy Guild of Australia are presenting a webinar on medication management of multiple sclerosis with the explicit aim of improving the knowledge of MS medications for all health professionals involved in prescribing or advising. The…

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05Nov 20

Call-to-Test service for vulnerable Victorians

The Department of Health and Human Services is reaching out to vulnerable Victorians with a new in-home testing service. The service is available state-wide to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call-to-Test service will arrange for a…

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30Oct 20

Information about the risk of thunderstorm asthma

GPs and practice nurses have an important role to play in supporting good asthma and hay fever management, which not only improves quality of life but also reduces the risk of asthma exacerbations including those related to epidemic thunderstorm asthma…

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24Oct 20

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), with support from the Australian Government Department of Health, has opened applications for a range of nursing, midwifery and aged care scholarships. The various scholarships support undergraduate and postgraduate study, from Certificate IV to…

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24Oct 20

CareSearch launches national Part of Life campaign

CareSearch has launched a national campaign designed to increase community awareness of palliative care as well as highlighting a host of free resources and information anyone can access. The Part of Life campaign encourages all Australians to learn, care, and…

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02Oct 20

Cancer never stops – and neither does cancer care

The Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network has launched a new public health awareness campaign ‘Cancer Care Never Stops’. The campaign aims to address and alleviate fears people may have about seeking medical care during the pandemic. Cancer experts are concerned Victorians…

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02Oct 20

Thunderstorm Asthma Public Health Campaign 2020

Grass pollen season brings a seasonal increase in asthma and hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis). It also brings the chance of epidemic thunderstorm asthma. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma or seasonal hay fever. Having both asthma and seasonal…

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30Sep 20

Grants for palliative care virtual conference

The Australian Department of Health is funding a grants package for delegates to attend the PCNA 2020 Virtual Conference being held from 22 to 25 November 2020.                                               The Department of Health grants package includes: Fully paid delegate registration to…

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30Sep 20

Brain Cancer 2020 Summit

The Brain Cancer 2020 Summit is a clinician-led forum to identify unwarranted variations in brain cancer care and outcomes that could be addressed through state-wide action. It is one of the strategies to support consistent implementation of the brain cancer…

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30Sep 20

Joint HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences

The joint HIV&AIDS and Sexual Health Conferences will be held virtually from 16-20 November with the program overview now available to view on the conference website. The Joint Virtual Program will comprise of topical interactive live sessions, plenaries, and On Demand…

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26Sep 20

Important information for aged care workers

Information on how to use and clean face shields The Department of Health has published two new video resources from Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Allison McMillian to assist aged care workers who are required to wear face shields. In…

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26Sep 20

Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund

Family Safety Victoria has announced the opening of the Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund. The Fund provides $18.2 million over two years as a flexible pool of funding streams for eligible Aboriginal organisations and community groups to enable a range…

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26Sep 20

Asthma Best Practice education webinars

The National Asthma Council Australia has launched Asthma Best Practice education webinars for health professionals in time for Spring 2020. Late September to December is when the amount of rye grass pollen and other allergic material such as fungi or…

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26Sep 20

Eating Disorders Victoria – Wellbeing Wednesdays

To support and connect with our community during this challenging time, Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV)  is launching a new late afternoon wellbeing program - Wellbeing Wednesdays. This is open to anyone - workers, clients, community members.  Over the next four…

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21Sep 20

Webinar for AOD clinicians

Turning Point is holding a webinar on Wednesday, 23 September, for Victorian Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) clinicians involved in completing and receiving the Comprehensive AOD Assessment for people seeking admission to community and medically supervised residential withdrawal. This webinar…

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21Sep 20

Watch the online event for World Hepatitis Day

   Australia’s leading drug and infectious disease organisations joined forces to call for a re-engagement in elimination of hepatitis C in an online event on World Hepatitis Day.  If you were unable to attend the event, the video is now…

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21Sep 20

New VicHealth funding responds to latest health needs

Local organisations are being invited to apply for up to $2.5m in grants to support the physical and mental health of Victorians, as a new survey shows the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the community.  The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)…

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12Sep 20

Health information for veterans

The Department of Veterans' Affairs has developed the Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES) project with the aim of improving the use of medicines and related health services in the veteran community. Staying physically and socially active…

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12Sep 20

Youth Action Project Grants Scheme

For young Australians, 2020 has been a tough year. The impact of the Australian bushfires, COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges with employment, mental health, and transportation have had a profound and disproportionate impact on their lives. The Youth Action…

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09Sep 20

Women urged to book a health check

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging women to book a health check with their GP as MBS data reveals a drop in the number of female attendances during the COVID-19 pandemic. The RACGP has partnered with Jean…

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