Latest newsMarch 2019
Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website
NCIRS in partnership with The University of Sydney has recently published the Sharing Knowledge About Immunisation (SKAI) website for parents and carers. SKAI provides a communication system and suite of resources for healthcare workers and parents/carers of babies and young children designed to support conversations about childhood vaccination.
Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.
Pre-orders for flu vaccine
Pre-orders for flu vaccinations through the online ordering system are now available in South Eastern NSW. It is anticipated that distribution of ordered vaccines will commence in April when vaccines have been received from the Commonwealth. You can pre-order here: https://nsw. tollhealthcare.
GPLO ongoing funding confirmed
COORDINARE and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD) are pleased to announce a funding extension for the four Southern NSW GPLO roles out to 2021. The ongoing funding commitment by both organisations has been based on the positive impact the GPLOs have made over the past year.
National Close the Gap Day
Today is National Close the Gap Day, raising awareness about how we can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Reminder that support services in Tathra and surrounds are still available
With the one-year anniversary of the Tathra District bushfires this week, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN issued a reminder, encouraging local residents to take advantage of the mental health support services which remain available.
New tenancy laws give medical practitioners ability to help victims of domestic violence
From 28 February 2019, new tenancy laws will allow medical practitioners to help their patients escape circumstances of domestic violence in a rented home. Medical practitioners can help their patients escape a domestic violence situation in a rented home by making a domestic violence declaration.
Empowering our Communities funding will support drought affected communities in Shoalhaven and Southern NSW
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that applications are now open for organisations and/or community groups who are interested in supporting drought affected communities within Shoalhaven and Southern NSW.
Heart Foundation launches online Heart Age Calculator
In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator located on the Heart Foundation’s website.
Ending HIV in NSW - we can!
Over the past five years, we have seen a 40% reduction of new HIV diagnoses among Australian-born men in NSW. However, we have not seen the same in overseas-born men.