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New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates and expects most Local Government Areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW will pass the Government’s 80 per cent COVID vaccination target soon, if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.
Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW
Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.
Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed
Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.
Head to Health Pop Up to support people in South Eastern NSW during the pandemic
A Head to Health Pop Up service is now available to support the mental health of people of all ages in South Eastern NSW, struggling during the extended lockdown.
Locals urged to reach out… anytime!
An initiative to increase awareness of the support available for mental health, or drug and alcohol concerns in South Eastern NSW was recently launched by COORDINARE, in partnership with Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, and Southern NSW Local Health District, as we work together across the region to keep our…
Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.
COORDINARE launches 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan
COORDINARE will launch its 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) with a virtual event attended by staff, members of the Board and the RAP Working Group along with key community members.
Roadmap to embed people with lived experience of mental illness in local services
Today marks the launch of the Mental Health Lived Experience (Peer) Work Framework to ensure people with experience of mental illness continue to shape and deliver the district’s mental health services.
South Eastern NSW bushfire recovery stories
Community spirit is vital to the resilience and recovery of towns and villages impacted by natural disasters and to the emotional healing of individual community members. Following the 2019/20 bushfires, COORDINARE invited local organisations in bushfire-affected communities to apply for funding for community projects.
Roger, Jo and Justin’s COVID Vaccination Story
Over 150 general practices in South Eastern NSW are administering COVID-19 vaccines, as part of the Federal Government’s vaccination roll-out strategy. It has been nearly 12 weeks since Jo Lill received the COVID vaccine at her local general practice and she intends to get her second dose of AstraZeneca.
NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country
NAIDOC Week celebrations are set to take place throughout the region from 4-11 July, embodying this year's theme - Heal Country!
The National NAIDOC Committee explains that this year's theme - Heal Country - calls for everyone to continue to seek greater protections for our lands, our waters, our sacred sites and our…
Sue, Jill and Margaret’s COVID Vaccine Story
People over 70 were amongst the first people offered the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the first phase (Phase 1a) of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy.
More general practices to offer COVID-19 vaccinations
More general practices will be able to administer COVID vaccines from 21 June, with an additional 22 general practices in South Eastern NSW accredited as Astra Zeneca vaccine providers by 28 June.
headspace Yass a Step Closer
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN and Kristy McBain MP, Member for Eden-Monaro, today announced that a site has been secured to establish the new headspace satellite service in Yass and confirmed that the service is scheduled to open this year.
Call for over 50s to book COVID vaccination appointment
Almost 32,300 people a week can now access the COVID-19 vaccine at an approved general practice or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sites in South Eastern NSW.
World No Tobacco Day 2021
World No Tobacco Day aims to raise awareness about the dangers of using tobacco and focuses on providing essential support to tobacco users to quit. This year’s theme is Commit To Quit.
Celebrating Reconciliation Week 2021
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for Reconciliation Week 2021 (27 May–3 June), 'More than a word. Reconciliation takes action', urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action. Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians, including families, communities, and workplaces within South Eastern NSW.
RACGP Alcohol and other Drug education program in SENSW
Over the last 18 months, the RACGP has been rolling out an Alcohol and other Drug GP education program. In South Eastern NSW almost 50 GPs have undertaken the training program.
View the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar recording
Did you miss the 'Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy' webinar with Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Prof Kristine McCartney, and leading vaccine hesitancy communicator, Prof Julie Leask along with Bega GP, Dr Duncan McKinnon.
What the community said about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout
COORDINARE recently surveyed a range of community members in South Eastern NSW about their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, and whether people intend to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.