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For media enquiries please contact Kristine Laird, Communications Manager on 4225 4317 or 0402 080 165, or via email klaird@coordinare.org.au.

Boosting headspace services for young people in Batemans Bay and Bega

Boosting headspace services for young people in Batemans Bay and Bega

headspace services in Batemans Bay and Bega will benefit from more than $2 million in funding over three years from the Federal Government to help reduce wait times and increase access to vital services for young people on the South Coast.

NAIDOC Week 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

NAIDOC Week 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place across Australia from 3-10 July, embodying this year's theme - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! 

This year the National NAIDOC Committee is calling for everyone to "Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! for systemic change and to keep rallying around our mob, our Elders,…

Get your flu shot and COVID booster as soon as possible

Get your flu shot and COVID booster as soon as possible

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) are encouraging everyone in South Eastern NSW to get the free flu shot, as well as their COVID booster, and be prepared this winter!

Head of Infectious Diseases for ISLHD, Professor Spiros…

How can you be brave and make change this Reconciliation Week?

How can you be brave and make change this Reconciliation Week?

Each year, National Reconciliation Week 2022 (Friday 27 May – 3 June) commemorates two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey - on the 27 May the successful 1967 referendum, and on 3 June the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

Health Professionals invited to provide consultation on Initial Assessment and Referral Tool

Health Professionals invited to provide consultation on Initial Assessment and Referral Tool

The Primary Health Network (PHN) regional mental health planning and commissioning of services is founded upon a stepped care approach. In a stepped care approach, a person presenting to the health system is matched to the least intensive level of care that most suits their current treatment need.

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

With doctors warning that the combination of COVID-19 and flu could make you really sick, a digital campaign that highlights how vaccines make a difference, even for people who've had COVID, is being launched this week by COORDINARE in partnership with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

COORDINARE is committed to improving access to culturally sensitive and respectful primary care for the more than 24,000 people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander within South Eastern NSW. In June 2021, COORDINARE funded five mainstream general practices.

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

headspace Yass Satellite Service commences

Local young people now have access to more health and wellbeing support with a new headspace satellite service recently opening its doors in Crago Street, Yass.

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

Partnership brings mental health support to regional communities

The OzHelp Foundation (“OzHelp”), a leading suicide prevention organisation, with the support of COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, is providing mental health support to regional communities through agricultural shows.

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

People in South Eastern NSW will now have access to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, with the Department of Health selecting 14 practices to administer the vaccine from 21 February and an additional 14 from 28 February.

Cooma Mobile Breastscreen Van – book yourfree breast screen today!

Cooma Mobile Breastscreen Van – book yourfree breast screen today!

The BreastScreen NSW mobile clinic will visit Cooma Multifunction Centre (via Cromwell Street) from March 14 to April 15. The service is recommended every two years for women aged 50 – 74. Women aged 40 – 49 and 75 and over are also welcome and eligible.

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

As we emerge from lockdown, residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven are being encouraged to give the gift of kindness this holiday season – to themselves and each other.

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

If you need additional help or support this holiday season, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period.

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Report Card which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

Local Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

Local Practice Manager Lesley Riley wins AAPM Award

We would like to offer our congratulations to Lesley Riley who was named the NSW/ACT state Practice Manager of the Year at the Australian Association of Practice Management State Conference in Sydney earlier this month.

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

To help take the guess work out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice, COORDINARE in partnership with Asthma Australia, has been hosting training options in spirometry for healthcare professionals based in South Eastern NSW.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.