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COORDINARE Annual Report Card 2019/20
We are delighted to release our Annual Report Card which showcases the key achievements and highlights some of the work we have done together in 2019/20 to create positive change and improve the health and wellbeing within our region.
Free mental health coaching now available in South Eastern NSW
A free mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue is now available in South Eastern NSW.
COVID-19 Albion Park Testing Clinic to close
Given the lower COVID-19 case numbers and rates of community transmission in NSW and the region, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District will wind-up its COVID-19 Pop-up Testing Clinic on Wednesday 25 November 2020.
New drug and alcohol treatment service available
A new drug and alcohol withdrawal management and rehabilitation service is now available to assist people living in the Shoalhaven including Jervis Bay, St Georges Basin and Sanctuary Point.
Life After Bushfires: A new digital health resource from SANE
Last year's bushfire season was unprecedented, and there have been far-reaching mental health impacts for many people.
COORDINARE's new social prescribing co-design project
COORDINARE has recently commenced a co-design project to inform the development of an innovative ‘social prescribing’ model to improve support for people living with chronic conditions in our region.
Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program
Capacity Help: Translating Public Health Palliative Care Concepts into Practice is a new project being funded by COORDINARE to demystify death, bereavement, and grief across the Southern Eastern NSW region and build community understanding about end of life.
NAIDOC Week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be
NAIDOC Week is coming up on 8–15 November! This year's theme is 'Always Was, Always Will Be', recognising that First Nations peoples have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
Prioritising alcohol and other drugs
COORDINARE has developed and promoted several initiatives to help improve outcomes for people with a dependence on alcohol and other drugs.
Funding to support palliative and end of life care
COORDINARE has recently announced funding to support two initiatives for palliative and end of life care.
Let's talk about Hep C
With effective treatment available to manage Hepatitis B and cure Hepatitis C, primary care providers have a vital role in eliminating Viral Hepatitis in Australia. Primary care providers are being encouraged to continue to "find the missing millions".
Celebrating Mental Health Month 2020
October is Mental Health Month; a great time to pause and 'tune in' with yourself and others to see how you and your loved ones are feeling.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Cancer Institute of NSW 1 in 7 women in NSW will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Dr Duncan MacKinnon RACGP's NSW/ACT GP of the year
Congratulations to Dr Duncan MacKinnon who has been named the NSW/ACT General Practitioner of the Year by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). The RACGP Awards recognise the value of GPs in our local communities and celebrate their achievements.
Get COVID tested and join the #swabmob
Join the #swabmob – that’s the key message of a new campaign launched by COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN this week to encourage more young people to get tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
Funding open for Round 2 of Bushfire Recovery Grants
Applications are now open for Round 2 of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s Bushfire Recovery Grants. The grants aim to assist local communities in strengthening social connectedness, emotional wellbeing, recovery and healing from the 2019/2020 bushfires in the Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.
Phoenix Australia Bushfire Support Training
As part of the Australian Government’s Mental Health Support for Bushfire Affected Australians package, Phoenix Australia will be offering training for frontline workers to better support community members affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.
Cancer Services Specialist Letter - Handover of care to community
eHealth NSW has developed an electronic Clinical Document Delivery Service (CDDS) for sharing patient information between hospitals, primary care providers and patients. The Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD (ISLHD) and surrounding GPs will be the first site to go live and test the new service.
Update on the 'Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan'
The Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan is a result of the strategic alliance between COORDINARE and the Southern NSW and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts (LHDs). It provides a shared strategy to meet the mental health needs of our local communities.
What our Friends of COORDINARE told us about telehealth
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a rise in telehealth consultations between community members and health professionals. In July, we launched a telehealth survey to understand people’s experiences of accessing telehealth via phone and / or video, and whether you would like to see telehealth continue beyond COVID-19.