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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.

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability was held on 3 December 2019. The day aims to promote the rights, health and wellbeing of people living with disabilities. By working together, we can help to build better health outcomes for those living with disabilities across South Eastern NSW.

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

Call for service providers to get involved in Imagination Library

The Dapto Rotary Club has recently secured funding to support 40 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.  

Every child in the program is given quality, physical books to keep for their very own, kick-starting a lifelong love of reading and helping them reach their full potential.

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Development of the NSW LGBTI Health Strategy

Urbis, an independent research company, has been engaged by NSW Health to develop the first NSW LGBTI Health Strategy.

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Lead agency sought for new headspace service in Batemans Bay

Young people in Batemans Bay and surrounding towns including Milton and Ulladulla will soon benefit from access to vital mental health services and support, with a request for proposals now open for a lead agency to establish and run the new headspace service from late 2020.

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

Why it's important to test a diverse range of patients for HIV

During HIV Awareness Week (23 – 30 November), NSW Health encourages health professionals to test a diverse range of patients at risk of HIV, including:

overseas-born men who have sex with men (MSM)
heterosexual identifying MSM
Australian-born MSM.

Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS

Update on disability-related health supports and the NDIS

As of 1 October 2019, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is including disability-related health supports in participant National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plans as evidence indicates the need for their inclusion. Consumers who meet criteria for the NDIS, who have a health need related to their disability (e.

Increase in syphilis among women and infants

Increase in syphilis among women and infants

From January 2018 to August 2019, there were two confirmed cases of congenital syphilis in non-Indigenous infants in NSW. In both cases, the first antenatal visit occurred late in pregnancy and treatment was delayed.

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

GPs can help people understand and access the NDIS

Helping people to understand the NDIS can be really important, particularly for those who have limited community connections and support.

New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW

New Gender Affirming Doctor List for NSW

ACON, the main LGBTIQ+ health organisation for NSW, has recently published the state's first Gender Affirming Doctor List for trans and/or gender diverse people seeking access to gender affirming hormonal care.

Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people

Gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse people

Illawarra Sexual Health Service invites trans and gender diverse people who live in the area to attend their service for gender affirming care. GPs can refer patients via Illawarra Sexual Health Service via phone: (02) 42 238 457 or fax: (02) 42 238 613.

New AOD videos in multiple languages

New AOD videos in multiple languages

A new series of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) videos have been developed in a variety of languages.  

The 'Where can I get help when alcohol or drugs are a problem?' videos are available on Your Room website in Arabic, Burmese, English, Farsi, Karenni, Kirundi, Mandarin and Swahili.

Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding

Pitch Night a huge success: Local organisations receive almost $175,000 in funding

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN’s inaugural Pitch Night was held last night in Wollongong, with three local organisations, Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corporation, Scarf Incorporated and Beyond Empathy receiving their share of almost $175,000 in funding.

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities

The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI), which specialises in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities, has been funded by COORDINARE to increase community awareness of advance care planning for end of life care.